Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town

Tue 4 Feb 20

The ‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town’ initiative is encouraging local employers to pay employees the Living Wage.  By paying the real Living Wage, employees and businesses will benefit and the reputation of the whole town will be enhanced.  It is the first project in the UK centred on highlighting the Living Wage in a town.

If you are an employer who is interested in working towards a Fairer Fife and looking to demonstrate your leadership by tackling low pay get in touch via the contact details below.

You can also get in touch if you work for an organisation who you think would benefit from Living Wage accreditation.

Living Wage accreditation is awarded to employers by Living Wage Scotland and is a symbol of responsible business practice.  Accreditation is achieved when employers choose to go beyond the government’s minimum wage and pay all their staff a real Living Wage (currently £9.00 per hour).

There are currently 61 employers across Fife who have achieved accreditation as Living Wage employers, ten are based in Glenrothes.  Check out the full list here.

The benefits of paying staff a real Living Wage and receiving accreditation include:

  • improved recruitment and retention
  • improved company reputation
  • increased staff morale
  • demonstrating community benefits to contractors and potential contractors such as Fife Council and Fife College

 

Find out more at https://our.fife.scot/fairerfife/livingwage/ 

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