Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, has called on more local businesses to sign up for the Oxford Living Wage.
Anneliese says: “The Oxford Living Wage has been proven to benefit workers, employers and the local economy.”
“Employers like Oxford City Council and the University of Oxford are finding that the Living Wage has improved their staff’s quality of work and lowered absenteeism. Living Wage employers have also found increased consumer awareness of their organisation’s commitment to be an ethical employer.
“As well as helping people afford to live, employees paid the living wage have shown improved job satisfaction and willingness to change working practices.”
“If more workers were paid a living wage in Oxford, it would go a long way to helping solve other problems. The cost of rent in Oxford can make living here unaffordable, especially for key workers, and an increase in the number of employers paying the living wage would go a long way towards solving this.”
“That is why I am calling on more businesses in Oxford to join those success stories we have already seen in our city, and embrace the Living Wage.”