plenary

Resolution: Living Wage

16/11/2012 12:01 pm

Bishops' Conference logo with the text plenary resolutions

Bishops' Plenary Meeting - November 2012

Hinsley Hall, Diocese of Leeds

Living Wage

The Bishops’ Conference recognises that fair wages are essential to the common good of our society.

In accordance with Catholic Social Teaching, and as part of its mission to support the poor and vulnerable, the Bishops’ Conference fully endorses the principle of the Living Wage and encourages Catholic organisations and charities in England and Wales to work towards its implementation.

Following the Resolution the Catholic Education Service has produced a Catholic Guide to the Living Wage 3.57 MB . This guide covers the background to the Living Wage, an overview of Church teachings on labour and wages, comments of support from schools and Catholic organisations paying the Living Wage and the steps to take to becoming a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage, a concept found in a number of Papal Encyclicals spanning over 100 years of Church teaching, has a distinctly Catholic feel to it.

Related

Living Wage Encyclicals

Download

Catholic Guide to the Living Wage

catholic-guide-to-living-wage.pdf 3.57 MB

This guide covers the background to the Living Wage, an overview of Church teachings on labour and wages, comments of support from schools and Catholic organisations paying the Living Wage and the steps to take to becoming a Living Wage employer.