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Living Wage plaque unveiled

Published Tuesday, 01 April 2014

To celebrate its accreditation as a London Living Wage Employer, this week a special plaque was unveiled in Enfield Civic Centre to publicly display Enfield Council’s commitment to paying the living wage to all of its employees.

Living Wage Plaque

Now it has been fully accredited Enfield Council ensures all its employees are paid at least £8.80 per hour.

The accreditation is from the Living Wage Foundation, an organisation which campaigns for basic wages in London.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Cabinet Member for Finance and Property for Enfield Council said “Paying the London Living Wage is not only morally right, but because our employees know they are receiving a fair rate of pay for the work they do it encourages productivity and reduces absenteeism.

“Enfield Council is the largest employer in the borough, and as such has an obligation to lead the way in treating all its employees fairly and with dignity. Unveiling this plaque shows everyone of our public commitment to equality and fairness for all. I hope that other employers will follow our example.

“This is why I was delighted to unveil the plaque in Enfield Civic Centre this week with the Head of Enfield’s UNISON, Paul Bishop.”

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