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Living Wage accreditation for Bailiwick Express and JEP

Living Wage accreditation for Bailiwick Express and JEP

Friday 23 December 2022

Living Wage accreditation for Bailiwick Express and JEP

Friday 23 December 2022

Bailiwick Express and the JEP have been officially accredited as Living Wage employers.

The international charity Caritas promotes the adoption of the ‘living wage’ – a figure currently set at £11.27 per hour – which considers the cost of living, taxes and the value of benefits available to working people on low incomes.

The Living Wage - which will be rising to £12.19 per hour in 2023 - is separate from the minimum wage, which is currently set at £10.50 per hour.

Gemma Corfield, HR administrator for the recently merged media companies, said: "Both the Jersey Evening Post and Bailiwick Express recognise the importance of becoming a Living Wage employer.

"We hope that this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to staff and recognises the value that they bring to our business.

"By introducing the Living Wage, this is also an extension to the wider community that is involved with the JEP and Bailiwick Express.

"I would like to extend my thanks to [Jersey Living Wage Campaign members] Patrick Lynch and Jennifer Bridge for their support in the application process and our accreditation.

"If any companies are considering becoming a Living Wage employer, I would encourage them to speak to Caritas directly."

Pictured top: Caritas CEO Patrick Lynch, Bailiwick Express Editor James Filleul, JEP Commercial Director Luke Heynes, and Living Wage campaign team leader Jennifer Bridge.

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