By: Stuart Williams
The Trust has now become an accredited 'Living Wage' employer.
This means that as a business we’ve made the conscious decision to ensure that our employees and contracted workers are paid a fair day’s wage. The real Living Wage is independently calculated on an annual basis and is based on the best available living standards in the UK.
The Living Wage accreditation is awarded by The Living Wage Foundation, which is an independent organisation that recognises UK businesses who demonstrate a commitment to ensuring their employees and contractors are paid a wage that provides a comfortable standard of living.
As a business, we’ve always wanted to reward the hard work and dedication shown from of our employees, and by making a commitment to join an established and recognised organisation such as The Living Wage Foundation we hope to encourage other businesses in the facilities management sector to make a similar promise to their employees.
For more details visit the Living Wage Foundation website.
In Other News..
This Saturday (20th) is our Annual General meeting, and we are also holding a 'Community Showcase' before and after the formal proceedings. Doors open at the School at 10am, formal AGM business will start at 11am (including voting) and there will be opportunity to speak to the showcase exhibitors after the formal business.
Attendees include Rousay Community Association SCIO The Crafthub Orkney Scam Action Group & Learning Link, Orkney Native Wildlife Project Warmworks Home-Start Orkney Heritage SCIO, Rousay Horticultural Society, Scottish Women's Institutes 1st Rousay Rainbows and Brownies, The Triangle Club
Come along and find out more about the services and news from each.
Our AGM is Saturday 20th May, and we have recieved two nominations for Directors. Details can be found on this document
A reminder that if membners are unable to attend then they can appoint a proxy, but the form must be lodged with us by Thursday 18th May at 10am. Details of how to appoint a proxy are here.
We have a need for volunteers to deliver on some events & projects throughout the year.
If you feel you could help - please fill out the form below.