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English bishops call for living wage

November 20, 2012

The bishops of England and Wales have called upon Catholic organizations to work towards the implementation of a living wage in British society.

“The bishops’ conference recognizes that fair wages are essential to the common good of our society,” according to a resolution approved by the bishops at their November meeting.

“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 organizations and charities in England and Wales to work towards its implementation.”


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  • Posted by: joancollins507161 - Nov. 26, 2012 12:16 PM ET USA

    Does the "living wage" include wages for teenagers and others just entering the job market? That would simply mean fewer jobs for these people and rising prices to boot. When will the bishops learn that they are not trained economists?

  • Posted by: impossible - Nov. 21, 2012 1:36 PM ET USA

    How about making the minimum wage in England and America $45.00 per hour? Then provide Economics 101 classes for the politicized clergy and those whose unemployment they cause?