Burns Pet Nutrition kicked started the celebrations of The Living Wage Week by hosting the first west Wales event.
Local employers including Santander, Nationwide, Adecco, Delta Wellbeing, Carmarthenshire County Council, Castell Howell, Swansea Council for Voluntary Action, Trinity St Davids, Libra Energy & Estates Ltd andBevan Buckland LLP joined in the celebrations at the Parc y Bocs in Kidwelly.
The company is a champion of the Living Wage movement in Carmarthenshire, and the event emphasised the importance of employers adopting the Living Wage for their workers.
Speaking at the launch event, John Burns, Katie Roderick and Helen Mary Jones were passionate in their championing of the Living Wage. The team at Burns are inspirational advocates for paying a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The event was also an opportunity to hear worker testimonials of how earning fair wages has given them better choices.
Burns HR Manager Katie Roderick said that ‘it was a very straightforward accreditation process. One simple form’. Katie and her team have said they are very happy to share their experiences with other employers in the region who are looking to accredit.
Helen Mary Jones AM said:
“The organisation is the first champion of the Living Wage Movement in Carmarthenshire; what a privilege and a responsibility that brings and one that John Burns and his staff have taken on board with energy and commitment.
“Everyone here at Burns is a passionate advocate for paying a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work and we are delighted they hosted the event to help encourage and inspire as many employers in the region as possible to take up the mantle and follow their excellent example.
“Living Wage Week is about celebrating our Living Wage Employers – thanking them for making such a difference in people’s lives. It’s also about helping our friends and colleagues in other organisations who are also in favour of fair pay and want to learn as much as possible about what it means to become accredited Living Wage Employers.”
In addition to the avocation of the Living Wage implementation across Wales, the 224 Living Wage accredited employers and celebrated the achievement in a statement of opinion in the Senedd.
About Living Wage Week
Living Wage week runs from 11th November to 17th November 2019 with events being held across the UK.
Cynnal Cymru is the Living Wage accreditation body for Wales. Find out more about Living Wage.[:]