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Living Wage Increase

Living Wage will increase to £8.45 per hour.

The Glasgow Living Wage will increase to £8.45 an hour from 1st April 2017.

Announced in the first week of November each year, all employers must implement the new rate by the start of the new financial year at the very latest.

 

The Glasgow Living Wage was originally launched in 2009 by Glasgow City Council to tackle in-work poverty.

The move increased the pay of 5,000 of the lowest paid staff across the council family.

Since then, other employers throughout the city have been encouraged by the council to pay their staff a Living Wage.

Announcing the increase, council leader Cllr McAveety said: "For too many in our city, a fair day's work doesn't pay a fair days wage at a time when costs of living are rising and wages are stagnant."

"Paying the Living Wage is about doing the right thing. If you are working then you should be able to afford to look after yourself and your family."

There are currently over 480 employers with more than 89,000 staff who pay the Glasgow Living Wage.


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