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Wading in on the Living Wage debate

It has been a difficult week for the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby after it emerged some Cathedral staff are paid little more than the minimum wage. This was despite a high profile statement issued by him and his fellow bishops calling for the widespread adoption of a Living Wage as the best way for employers to treat their workers. …

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Church jobs low pay ’embarrassing’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said it is “embarrassing” that the Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage, despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount. That wage, calculated from the basic cost of UK life, is currently £7.85 an hour outside London. Earlier, the Sun newspaper reported a Church job advertised at £6.50 an …

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Archbishop embarrassed by Cathedral’s living wage blunder

The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted “embarrassment” over revelations that Canterbury Cathedral is offering jobs paying barely over the minimum wage. The Most Reverend Justin Welby waded into political debate last week by demanding a living wage for all workers of at least £7.85 per hour. But critics have since accused the primate of hypocrisy after it emerged the Cathedral is …

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Some Church jobs below living wage

Canterbury Cathedral was one of the Church employers offering pay below the living wage The Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage – despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount – it has been revealed. The living wage, calculated from the basic cost of UK life, is currently £7.85 an hour outside London. …

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Archbishop wants UK families fed

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has called on the Government to stop people going hungry in Britain. The leader of the Church of England stepped into the debate about food banks when he supported a report that calls on the state to back a £150m system to combat hunger in Britain. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Most Reverend Justin …

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