LIVING WAGE WEEK 2019: 11-15 NOVember

Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK. 

On the Monday of Living Wage Week - Monday 11th November - the new Living Wage Rates are announced at a ceremony.  

The following are the activites currently planned in the lead up to and during Living Wage Week 2019

Edinburgh

Wednesday, 6th November: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. 6pm-8pm 

In the run up to Living Wage Week we are excited to bring employers and supporters together at the Scottish Parliament.  Hosted by Patrick Harvie MSP, the reception provides the opportunity to find out about Living Wage Scotland’s work with employers in low pay sectors, how we are harnessing local action and how all of Scotland could benefit from ending in-work poverty.  The reception will also be a chance to hear about, Living Hours, a new standard in the campaign against insecure low-paid work. This event is now fully booked. Please email accreditation@povertyalliance.org if you would like to be put on the reserve list.

Glenrothes, Fife

Thursday 7th November: Caledonia House, Glenrothes KY6 2AL,  9.30-11.00 am

Hosted By: Fife Voluntary Action in partnership with Fife Council

Employers are invited to attend a networking and information event to celebrate the Living Wage in Fife. 

Agenda includes:

  • The impact of Living Wage accreditation so far, from Living Wage Scotland
  • Information from The Supplier Development Programme
  • Free Employment Law & HR information session
  • Networking opportunities

Tea/Coffee and light finger buffet will be provided.

To register visit https://www.fva.org/news.asp?id=11992

Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Tuesday 12th November: South Lanarkshire Council Head Quarters, Hamilton, 8.30 – 10am 

Join us at the Lanarkshire Living Wage Business Breakfast to celebrate progress in the growth of the real Living Wage across Lanarkshire!

Co-hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils in partnership with Living Wage Scotland this event will provide a fantastic networking opportunity. A chance to get to know Living Wage employers from across Lanarkshire and hear testimony from Living Wage accredited employers on the impact their businesses have seen, as well as from employees who have experienced personal benefit from being paid the real Living Wage.

For more information and to book your ticket please follow this link: https://bit.ly/35tB3nv

 

Newton St Boswells, Scottish Borders

Wednesday 13th November: Scottish Borders Council Headquarters 8.00 am – 10.00 am 

Business Breakfast hosted by Scottish Borders Living Wage Group with support from Scottish Borders Council.

 

Irvine, North Ayrshire

Thursday 14th November: Riverside Hotel, Irvine 9.00 am – 10.30 am 

Business Breakfast hosted by North Ayrshire Council to celebrate the growth of the Living Wage employer movement in Ayrshire. This event is aimed at all employers who are currently accredited Living Wage employers, as well as employers who would like to learn more about what the real Living Wage can do for your business.

For more information and to book your ticket please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2VTBoeP

 

Glasgow

Thursday 14th November – Glasgow University 10am-12noon 

This event launches an evidence-based pack for HR and organisational leaders to examine the impact of living wages for organisations and individuals. We outline what HR leaders can do to create healthier and fairer organisations through the living wage. We include insight into the role of suppliers and third parties for organisations. This event is supported by the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and the briefing pack by European Association of Work Psychology.

For more information and to book your ticket please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2BvRAK9

 

Friday 15th of November - Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Living Wage Scotland Awards

The Living Wage Scotland Awards are back for a second year. Set to be a fantastic evening, allowing us to celebrate and highlight the commitment made by employers who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the Living Wage movement.

This is an invite only event but keep an eye on social media as we announce the winners on the night! Full info can be found here

 

Aberdeen

Wednesday 13th November: Aberdeen Standard Investments, Aberdeen, 12.00 – 2.00 pm 

Hosted By Aberdeen Standard Investments, employers are invited to attend a celebratory networking event to mark Living Wage Week in the heart of Aberdeen City. 

Agenda includes:

  • The success and challenge of growing the Living Wage employer movement (Living Wage Scotland)
  • Business experiences and advice on Living Wage accreditation (including Standard Life Aberdeen)
  • How to begin making Aberdeen a Living Wage City (Q&A)
  • Networking & Photo opportunities

Tea/Coffee/Juice and lunch buffet will be provided.

To register visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-living-wage-week-in-the-north-east-tickets-75694838299

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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