Living Wage Week

the real Living Wage movement

Join us for the annual celebration of the real Living Wage movement 9-15 November 2020. The week begins with the new rate announcement and continues with networking events, webinars, testimony from employers and workers and much more.

To join in, accredited Living Wage Employers can download a Digital Pack. You can also book a place at one of our online events listed below.

The real Living Wage in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC)

Monday 9 November 10-11am

This event is for accredited and non-accredited private and third sector ELC employers in Scotland who are interested in the Living Wage movement. It will present a summary of the real Living Wage in Scotland and the benefits of accreditation. It will also provide an opportunity for accredited employers who would like to maximise those benefits.
Guest speakers, including Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People; Matthew Martin, Little Beehive Nursery Group; Alison Harkin, ACE Place Nursery & OSC and Davie Sandison, Hame Fae Hame will share experiences and insights into the challenges faced within the ELC sector.

Building a Fairer Scotland: Social Enterprise and the real Living Wage

Tuesday 10 November 12-1pm

An invitation to accredited and non-accredited Social Enterprises in Scotland who are interested in the Living Wage movement. This event will share information about how the real Living Wage fits into post-covid recovery, guidance on how to become accredited and the benefits of accreditation. It will also provide an opportunity to share ideas with accredited employers who would like to maximise those benefits. Guest speakers will share their experiences and insights into the real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage in Adult Social Care

Wednesday 11 November 10-11am

Suitable for accredited and non-accredited private and third sector Adult Social Care employers in Scotland who are interested in the Living Wage movement. This event will share information about the real Living Wage in Scotland, guidance on how to become accredited and the benefits of accreditation. It will also provide an opportunity for accredited employers who would like to maximise those benefits.
Guest speakers, including Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health; Phillip Gillespie, The Scottish Social Services Council, Libby Eavis, Grandview and Mains House Care Homes and ENABLE Scotland, will also present their experience and insights into the need for the real Living Wage in Adult Social Care.

A Fair Flexible Work Programme for Scotland

Wednesday 11 November 1-2pm

This webinar from flexible working experts Timewise, in partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Living Wage Scotland is for Business Owners, Line Managers and HR Managers who are interested in flexible ways of working.

We have now experienced a number of months of enforced home working, with social distancing measures continuing in the months ahead. That makes it more important than ever that people managers work with employees to actively support flexible ways of working.

The real Living Wage in the Hospitality Sector

Thursday 12 November 10.30-11.30am

Designed to inspire and engage all accredited and non-accredited Living Wage Hospitality employers in Scotland, this event will share information about the real Living Wage in Scotland, guidance on how to become accredited and the benefits of accreditation. It will also provide an opportunity for accredited employers who would like to maximise those benefits.

Guest speakers include Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills; Gordon McIntyre, Founder of Hospitality Health; Tom McDermott, Director, Sprigg who
will share their experience and insights into the real Living Wage in the Hospitality sector. We'll also be joined by the inspirational Mollie Hughes, Adventurer and Mountaineer.

The real Living Wage and Anchor Institutions

Friday 13 November 10-11.30am

Of particular interest to Local Authorities and NHS Boards in Scotland, this event will focus on the leadership of anchor institutions. We will hear how influential organisations introduced the real Living Wage and how it fits within their local economic and anti-poverty strategies.

Chaired by Kerry McKenzie from Public Health Scotland with guest speakers: Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills; Professor Ed Heery, Cardiff Business School; Lynn Anderson from Living Wage Scotland and Councillor Joe Cullinane from North Ayrshire Council