“READERS FORUM” MARCH 8, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the taxpayer should subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports. We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs.  Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them..If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Raise Bakery pays Living Wage to staff

first_imgRaise Bakery, the Worthing-based cake maker, has pledged to pay its staff the Living Wage of £8.25 per hour.The company employs nine people and has already been paying staff the higher rate since June, though this move puts the change on an official basis. Any new staff will be started on the old rate of £7.85 per hour.The move makes the company the 250th to sign up to the Brighton and Hove Living Wage Campaign, which asks employers to pay the rate advised by the Living Wage Foundation. Currently standing at £8.25 per hour nationally or £9.40 for London, the rate is higher than the government-implemented National Living Wage which, from April will insist staff over 25 are paid at least £7.20 per hour.Team are a priorityJeremy Jacobs, managing director at Raise Bakery, said: “Providing a living wage as a minimum helps us ensure everyone can live comfortably. The team at Raise Bakery are our number one priority. Of course, we value our customers deeply but we know that if we have a happy and productive team, it naturally follows that they will look after our customers and keep them happy too.“We’ve always planned to pay the higher rate when opening the shop. We believe that well-paid staff will feel more valued and appreciated and, in turn, will help support us in continuing to deliver excellent customer service, which keeps our customers happier.”Raise Bakery produces a range of cakes, desserts and biscuits for wholesale and foodservice clients including airlines and local businesses. Last year, the business opened its first retail shop in Hove.last_img read more

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