The Queen has ‘started paying her servants the Living Wage’ as unions say it’s a long time coming – People – News – The Independent

May 19th, 2015 by admin

Let’s hope employers around the world follow suit and pay staff as professionals…

The Queen might be slipping down the Sunday Times Rich List, but that doesn’t mean her staff are losing out as the Living Wage has reportedly been introduced for Royal Household staff.Fifteen per cent of the Royal Household and Royal Collection Trust staff are now set to earn £9.15 an hour in London, and £7.85 elsewhere.”Her Majesty wants to make sure all her staff receive decent rates of pay,” a courtier told Daily Mail diarist Sebastian Shakespeare. “She is aware of the example it sets.”Staff who live on the Queen’s properties will be paid differently.While she might have slipped out of the top 300 in the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time ever this year, the Queen is still worth £340 million.Her household staff work on her lavish properties – including Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Balmoral Estate – and were set to vote on industrial action over pay.

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