Eden is Now a Living Wage Employer

Posted by Laura White  ·  8 visitor comments

This press release was written by The Living Wage Foundation in September 2015

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Eden, has today, 1 September 2015, been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Eden, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK.

Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Eden’s Founder, Gareth Mulholland said: “Our customers and management team live by a set of values including justice and fairness, so rewarding our front-line teams for their dedication and hard work is the right thing to do. Our Living Wage Accreditation differentiates us from all other online booksellers and is a step on track towards becoming an employer of choice in the City of Chester.”

Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said: “We are delighted to welcome Eden to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay. We have accredited over 1350 leading employers, including Eden, ranging from independent printers, hairdressers and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that.”

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September 1st, 2015 - Posted & Written by Laura White

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nkiru Obiesie

nkiru Obiesie

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This is very encouraging as many want to see Christian values in your business ethos. You are practicing what you preach. May the Lord sustain you as you uphold high standards.

Thursday, 1st September 2016 at 9:37AM

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Jonathan Sansome

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Fantastic! That's made me so much more likely to continue to use you. Without employees, there would be no business. Fair treatment of them will only increase Gods blessings to you.

Wednesday, 8th February 2017 at 11:06AM

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Jennifer Evelyn Bond-Casavecchia

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"Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens." Colossians 4 v.1

Monday, 31st July 2017 at 12:13PM

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John Gaines

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All the Living Wage achieves, is higher prices, as employer costs go up, then they have to increase prices to cover the increased costs, so then the living wage, has to rise, so prices rise, ad infinitum.!!! All the living wage does, is fuel inflation. The overall result is your increased money, buys you less. Politicians like it because the public actually believes the hype.

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 at 7:44PM

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sheila Reynolds

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could not order

Saturday, 25th August 2018 at 2:47PM

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Kathleen Stansfield

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At least it sets a standard and why should we begrudge anything that respects the adage that"The laborer is worthy of his hire" I am happy to pay extra if fair play is operating in the market. Eden is a lovely site and I find the attitude to life and teaching especially gentle

Friday, 1st March 2019 at 7:43PM

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CHRISTINE DEVERELL

CHRISTINE DEVERELL

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This is admirable. My husband and I have often worked as employee and freelance workers serving Christian Publishing. It would be great if these organisations could show they pay the living wage too - and that their contracts with freelance designers and illustrators were to ensure the living wage hourly rate plus overhead expenses were covered. We have been properly paid once in 40 years.

Monday, 3rd February 2020 at 7:19PM

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Bless AllπŸ₯°βœοΈπŸ™

Thursday, 27th July 2023 at 8:21PM

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