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Ramsey Town Commissioners adopt living wage

Thu, 23 Nov 2017


One of the Island's local authorities is ensuring all of its workers earn the living wage.

Ramsey Town Commissioners voted to unanimously adopt the living wage as a minimum for all staff.

The board says the move shows its commitment as a responsible employer, and it wants to ensure its staff receive payment that allows them to participate in society as well as meet basic needs.

It's hoped the move will allow the Commissioners to retain trained and committed staff without having a significant impact on the budget.

A report which set the Island's living wage at £8.61 was presented to Tynwald last month.

Paying the living wage is voluntary, and represents a £1.11 rise per hour for workers who currently receive the minimum wage, or around £2,500 per year.

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