Living Wage Week

the real Living Wage movement

We're celebrating the fantastic work of our Living Wage network during Living Wage Week 2023 from 6-12th November this year.

Take a look at some of the highlights coming up, all made possible by our amazing network of employers and supporters. Download our Living Wage Week Guide for ideas on how to join in and show your support for a real Living Wage. Get in touch with us if you have an idea for celebrating your commitment.

Throughout the week we'll have blogs and articles related to the campaign. We'll be visiting accredited employers along with Scottish Government Ministers and local Councillors to highlight their commitment, and with your help we hope our social media channels are on fire!

You can now watch the recording of How to make the most of Living Wage Week if you missed this online event. If required, use password: livingwageweek2023

Living Wage Week Photo Competition

Our friends at the Living Wage Foundation have launched a competition for best team pic celebrating the Living Wage movement. Any accredited Living Wage employer can enter. All you need is to get creative and have fun!

Post your Living Wage themed photo on social media during Living Wage Week (6-12 November). Whatever platform you use, be sure you are following the Living Wage Foundation and use #LivingWageWeek

The best photo will be chosen by a panel of judges at the end of November and the winner will receive a bundle of Living Wage goodies.

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Living Wage Week Events

Glasgow Living Wage Week Event - Monday 6 November

Join us online to find out more about Living Wage and building business resilience. You'll hear from a range of accredited employers who explore the benefits to themselves and their people. This will include Councillor Allan Casey from the recently accredited Glasgow City Council.

Serving the Future will share research on the realities of working in hospitality and challenges around the sustainability of the sector, and we will also be joined by Michael Wetherhead from the Wellbeing Economy Alliance who will explore the role of business in the transition to a wellbeing economy.

Followed by Q&A session.

Celebrate Living Wage Week in Aberdeen - Tues 7 November

Celebrate Living Wage Week at the Aberdeen Music Hall (12-2pm) and support the ambition to ‘Make Aberdeen a Living Wage City’ Enjoy a light lunch and networking with employers from across the City and Shire.

Speakers include: Andrew Alleway, MD at Tidy Green Clean and Chair of Aberdeen Living Wage Action Group; Faye Barron, Director of People at Aberdeen Performing Arts, and Calum Richardson, Director of The Bay Fish and Chips and member of Living Wage Hospitality and Tourism steering group.

Tackling insecure Work with living hours webinar - Tues 7 November

Join us online at 2pm-3pm to learn more about how Living Wage Employers can tackle insecure work by providing Living Hours. As the cost-of-living crisis continues, security in work is needed now more than ever. Living Hours is a practical solution that employers can adopt to support workers, by providing the security and stability they need.

The event will be hosted by Stuart Wright from Aviva, and the panel will include Scottish employers R&W Scott and Lifelink who will share their experiences of Living Hours implementation and impact.

Edinburgh Living Wage Week Networking Lunch - Wed 8 November

Join us for a lunchtime Living Wage Week event at Grassmarket Community Project, with the speaking agenda from 12-1pm, and a networking lunch provided 1-2pm

The aim of the event is to acknowledge the challenges to implementing the real Living Wage and wider fair work practice for employers, discuss solutions and to celebrate the growth of the Living Wage movement.