The Living Wage - why & how?21 Oct 2014 By James Atkinson
We will look at the case for the Living Wage and the practical issues in implementing it. Following votes at both General and Diocesan Synod, the Diocesan Board of Finance now pays at least the Living Wage to its own employees and we want to encourage churches to consider this and to look at how we can also encourage businesses and other organisations to implement it.
Wednesday 5th November, 7 for 7.30pm at the Diocesan Office, Worcester.
Speakers: Andy Walton from the Contextual Theology Centre who also works with London Citizens and John Painter, Chair of Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
The Living Wage is a figure that it is based on the cost of living and what is necessary to live on. The current level is £7.65 per hour outside London compared with the National Minimum Wage of £6.50 per hour. The Living Wage will be updated for the coming year in Living Wage Week 2-8 November. It is an important part of lifting low paid employees out of poverty.
Click here for more information on the Living Wage.
This event is part of a special year of partnership between us in the Diocese of Worcester and Christian Aid, supported by Church Action on Poverty, and is about ‘Economic and Tax Justice: Economy for the Common Good'. The Partnership aims to encourage us all to reflect on and engage with social issues and work towards structural justice in the UK and overseas.
Contact Phillip Jones , tel: 01905 755037
The Old Palace, Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JE