A range of firms have officially pledged their commitment to paying staff a living wage which is pitched at £7.20 per hour, or £14k per year, against a minimum wage of just £6.19.
Firms include the Community & Voluntary Sector Forum, Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion, Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton & Hove Bus Company and ABC Translations.
Bus company MD Roger French said, “We’re pleased to sign up because if we truly want this city to be sustainable in every way, employers need to play their part in providing living and sustainable wages for employees who live and work in the city and contribute themselves to the local economy.”
Julia Chanteray, President of Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Commission on the Living Wage, said: “We're delighted that the first batch of firms has shown their commitment to paying the Living Wage. Over the coming months, we will be signing up hundreds more Brighton and Hove businesses. We want everyone to receive a fair wage.”
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