This event focusses on the significant leadership role of major anchor institutions, as a key driver of growing the Living Wage movement.
The aim of the session is to inspire anchor institutions to become accredited if they aren’t already, to actively promote their accreditation, and to consider opportunities to champion the real Living Wage as part of broader economic growth and anti-poverty strategies.
This session will be of particular interest to all Scottish Local Authorities and NHS boards, both at executive leadership level and those with an interest in local economic and anti-poverty strategies
Our programme of speakers will share expertise on:
• Effective examples of demonstrating leadership on real Living Wage
• Ways to incorporate Living Wage into Community Wealth Building approaches
• Links between Living Wage & public health
• Lessons learned from the process of accreditation
• Tips on promoting your Living Wage status
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living, with the new rate announced on 9th Nov 2020.
Over 1800 Scottish employers have chosen to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. Living Wage Scotland work with employers across Scotland, supporting them in their journey to becoming accredited, and promoting them as best practice employers.
10.00am: Welcome & Introductions from Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Scotland
10.10am: Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills
10.20am: Professor Ed Heery, Cardiff Business School
10.30am: Peter Kelly, the Poverty Alliance
10.40am: Cllr Joe Cullinane, North Ayrshire Council
10:55am: Questions & Discussion