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Jersey Water commits to paying Living Wage

Jersey Water commits to paying Living Wage

Monday 22 August 2022

Jersey Water commits to paying Living Wage

Monday 22 August 2022

Jersey Water has received Living Wage accreditation.

The Living Wage takes into account the wider cost of living in the island, with the aim of ensuring employees are able to live with dignity.

The rate for 2022 is £11.27 per hour, and is reviewed annually, with accredited businesses having six months to implement the new rate from 1 January each year.

Helier Smith Chief Executive of Jersey Water said: "Jersey Water is a Company with a clear purpose; supplying the water for our Island to thrive today and every day. Our people are our most valuable asset and critical to our success. Investment in them drives our culture and performance so I am delighted to have achieved this accreditation which shows our commitment to employees both present and future."

The Jersey Living Wage Campaign Team Leader, Jennifer Bridge, commented: "I am delighted that Jersey Water has signed up as a Living Wage employer, guaranteeing to both staff and customers that they pay at least the Living Wage. I anticipate that Jersey Water's accreditation as a Living Wage employer will be really impactful in Jersey. Signing up sends a strong message signalling that Jersey Water value their staff and on-site contractors."

Patrick Lynch, the CEO of Caritas, which administers the living wage locally, commented: "We are very happy to announce the accreditation of Jersey Water as a Living Wage Employer. This is the first accreditation since the general election when our campaign to make candidates aware of the need for a Living Wage got widespread commitment and has seen the new government commit to the raising the minimum wage to parity with the Living Wage over the lifetime of the new Assembly."

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