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More organisations become Living Wage employers

More organisations become Living Wage employers

Tuesday 06 December 2022

More organisations become Living Wage employers

Tuesday 06 December 2022

A local finance firm and real estate company are the latest to have officially become Living Wage employers.

The accreditations mean that Fairway Group and Columbia Estates have agreed to pay staff at least £11.27 per hour - a figure taking into account the cost of living, taxes, and the value of benefits available to working people on low incomes.

David Kennedy, CEO of Columbia Group, said: "We are proud that our organisation now meets living wage standards, as a minimum across the board.

"It is very important to us that our employees receive remuneration that aligns with a good quality of life. By gaining this accreditation new applicants can also be assured that we are an organisation that will invest in them. At Columbia we pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service at every level, and that means employing the best people. It is important to us that our staff enjoy their work and stay with us over the long-term.

"We want to support our team in every way we can and committing to The Jersey Living Wage Campaign is part of that. I would encourage other employers to consider voluntarily meeting the living wage standards."

Fairway CEO Alistair Rothwell commented: “Having the Jersey Living Wage Accreditation provides assurance to our team, prospective employees, our peers and our clients that we take our pledge to do right by our employees incredibly seriously. This also means ensuring we only work with suppliers who pay a living wage to their staff.

"This promise has never been more important, given the challenging economic situation and the rising cost of living. We hope other firms will follow our lead and pledge their commitment to paying fair wages to every member of their teams.”

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