Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town

Date published: 4th September 2019

Glenrothes has been named as the first town in the UK to be recognised under the ‘Making Living Wage Places’ scheme run by The Living Wage Foundation.

‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town’ is being driven forward by an Action Group of Glenrothes-based employers including Fife Council, Fife College, Fife Voluntary Action and private sector partners Landfall Scaffolding and Glenwood Salon.

The group were awarded the recognition for their ambitious Action Plan, which sets out activities to triple the number of accredited employers in the Glenrothes area in one year, with a particular focus on manufacturing, construction and care sector employers. These efforts will see many people uplifted onto the real Living Wage, currently £9.00 per hour for all adults 18+.

In 2018, 19.8% of employees in Glenrothes earned below the real Living Wage, and 20.8% were in the same position across Fife. The ‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town’ initiative is the first step towards the wider Plan4Fife objective to make Fife a Living Wage region, as part of the efforts to tackle low pay and in-work poverty.

CARF have been a Living Wage employer since August 2015 and are happy to be part of and promote this initiative.

For an up to date list of all accredited employers in Fife, please visit Scottish Living Wage.

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