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Oxford Diocese pays a REAL Living Wage

Oxford Diocese pays a REAL Living Wage

We are delighted to announce that both Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF) and Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The move formalises their 2017 commitment to pay staff the real Living Wage and signals the importance the diocesan family places on social justice and addressing inequality.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is recalculated each year and is currently set at £10.90 per hour in the UK, with a higher rate of £11.95 for London.

See their website for details.

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It is a moral imperative to improve the number of people in quality employment; to end low pay and working poverty; to ensure good working conditions and fair pay for all. We want our employees to feel valued and fairly paid for work well done, and one way of achieving that is to pay the real living wage. Since 2017, we have ensured that anyone engaging in our activities who is working full-time did not struggle to make ends meet and have paid the real living wage. I hope that our news will encourage many other employers to do the same. Poli Shajko, Director of HR and Safeguarding

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We’re delighted to see that the Diocese of Oxford is taking a lead in our new Living Wage Campaign. The Diocese was our first Strategic Partner for building Thames Valley Citizens, one of our first Strategic Partners, nationally, for ‘Homes for Ukraine’ and now they are trailblazing on the real Living Wage too. Keith Hebden, Community Oragniser at Citizens UK

A group of young people are holding a Thames Valley Citizens banner in Parliament square in a protest for the Living Wage.

We are campaigning for a real Living Wage in Thames Valley. Find out more about how you can get involved below

Posted by Keith Hebden on 17 Oct, 2022