Birmingham Archdiocese has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
Everyone working for the Archdiocese will now receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50. The government minimum for over 23s is £8.91 per hour.
Gerry Dryden, Human Resources and Communications Director for Birmingham Archdiocese of Birmingham said: “It is extremely important to the Archdiocese that those who work for us are paid a fair wage.
“We value the work of all our employees and I hope this accreditation reflects that adequately. The Living Wage is not just about money, but about the wellbeing and security of all who work for the Archdiocese.”
The Living Wage is calculated according against the cost of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.
Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to more than 250,000 people.