10:26AM, Wednesday 03 August 2016
A church group has signed a pledge to give all staff and contractors a fair wage.
The Mid Thames Area Quakers, which includes the West Street-based Maidenhead Quakers, has joined the Living Wage Campaign, committing to ensuring all workers are paid a minimum of £8.25 per hour.
The scheme is different from the government’s new national minimum wage for those aged over 25 of £7.20 per hour.
Alasdair Donaldson of Maidenhead Quakers said “All the Quakers in Mid Thames agreed to apply to become a Living Wage employer simply because paying people at least the amount they need to live on is the right thing to do.
“Businesses should consider it for the same reason and also because it helps them with areas like the recruitment and retention of staff.”
Visit www.livingwage.org.uk or www.midthamesquakers.org.uk to find out more.
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