Datagraphic becomes a Living Hours Accredited Employer

Living Houses Accredited Employer

Datagraphic is named as one of the first 5 Living Hours accredited organisations by the Living Wage Foundation.Living Hours Employer

Already a long-standing accredited Living Wage Employer, this month (April 2021) sees Rugby-based outbound communications provider, Datagraphic gain the Living Hours accreditation.

Living Hours – a new programme from the Living Wage Foundation – works alongside the Living Wage and calls on employers to provide workers with the right to:

  • Decent notice periods for shifts: of at least 4 weeks’ notice, with guaranteed payment if shifts are cancelled within this notice period.
  • A right to a contract with living hours: the right to a contract that reflects accurate hours worked, and a guaranteed minimum of 16 hours a week (unless the worker requests otherwise)

Across the UK, millions of low paid workers struggle to get the hours they need to make ends meet. Datagraphic is proud to be the first in its industry to provide its workers with the security of hours alongside a real living wage.

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“Living hours is the right thing to do for every business. Every employee helps our business thrive, no matter where they work within the organisation. It’s therefore vital that individuals working for us have the security of knowing they have the regular hours and wages needed to help support their families.”

As part of its Living Hours accreditation, Datagraphic is also reaching out to suppliers to understand how their current staff contracts align with the Living Hours measures.  It understands not all employers can offer employees Living Hours but believes the security of hours and notice periods is important to protecting workers from in-work poverty. It’s therefore encouraging its supplier network to consider the standard as a marker of best practice.


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About Datagraphic

Datagraphic is a leading UK provider of secure multichannel communication solutions.

A partner to many of the UK’s best-known names, Datagraphic helps teams automate their document processing with flexible and secure end-to-end print and digital document solutions.

With more than 30 years of experience in the sector, Datagraphic is at the forefront of multi-channel communications leading the way in delivering data-driven, customer, employee and supplier facing documents.

A Living Wage, Living Hours and certified Climate Aware company, Datagraphic continuously seeks better ways to do business to benefit people and the planet.

Press Contact:

Suzanne Beech, Marketing Director
T: +44 (0)1246 543013
E: sbeech@datagraphic.co.uk

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