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Enfield Council continues to back Living Wage

Published Wednesday, 05 November 2014

This week it was announced that thousands of workers living in London will receive a pay rise as the London Living Wage saw its value increase from £8.80 an hour to £9.15 this week.

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Enfield Council has paid the London Living Wage to all its employees since February 2012, and is accredited as an official London Living Wage employer and so will be paying this new rate.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said “Paying the London Living Wage is morally right and makes good economic sense because employees know they are earning a fair rate of pay for the work they do, and research shows it increases productivity and reduces absenteeism.

“The London Living Wage is also a valuable weapon in the fight against poverty, especially at a time when household budgets are squeezed and utility bills are rising and it is important the council practices what it preaches by leading the way in treating its staff with dignity, respect and consideration.”


 

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