West Ham United has become an accredited London Living Wage payer
The Hammers become just the third Premier League club to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, after Chelsea and Everton.
The commitment sees everyone at West Ham United, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly rate of £10.20, significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over-25s of £7.50 per hour.
The Living Wage campaign is an independent movement that originates from east London, which is supported by businesses, organisations and people who believe ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’.
The aim of the movement is to provide an ethical benchmark for responsible pay, and employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.