Parish of St SAVIOUR receives Jersey Living Wage Accreditation
Jersey Living Wage Campaign
ST SAVIOUR has become the latest parish to be recognised as a living-wage employer.
The accreditation was provided by Caritas Jersey, which promotes the adoption of the ‘living wage’ – a figure currently set at £12.19 per hour.
The Living Wage takes into account the cost of living, taxes and the value of benefits available to working people on low incomes. Its aim is to make sure that, on average, a worker receiving the Living Wage rate, topped up by in-work benefits, earn enough to be able to live with dignity and to thrive, not just survive within our Jersey community.
Parish of St Saviour Connetable Kevin Lewis said,
As a States member and Connétable of St Saviour, I believe it is crucial that we recognize the hard work and dedication of our employees by providing them with a living wage salary. Our staff are the backbone of our parish, and their contributions are essential to the success of our community. By paying a living wage, we demonstrate our commitment to fair and just compensation for our valued workforce, which in turn benefits our entire community.
Parish of St Saviour Executive officer, Marco Vieira said,
Accreditation is a recognition of our commitment to treating employees fairly and with respect, paying the living wage is a tangible way to demonstrate that commitment. It is our belief that our employees are our most valuable asset and we want to ensure that they are compensated fairly for their contributions to our organisation and services we provide for our Parishioners.