proud to announce Edinburgh Napier is now accredited as a Living Wage employer.
University has been paying the Living Wage to our staff, including our casual
workforce, for a number of years and this accreditation confirms our commitment
to continue this with all work being paid at a minimum hourly rate of £9.50. This
is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which
currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value
of their workers, and Edinburgh Napier is delighted to make this commitment.
real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the
costs of living and what people need to make ends meet. It
provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to ensure their staff
earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday
Principal Andrea Nolan said, “The success of
any organisation is built on the people within it, and we are very pleased to
deliver on the commitment we made to paying the Living Wage for all staff while
working towards eliminating any bias in our pay systems. We are proud to
have been recognised as a socially responsible and accredited Living Wage
employer, actively taking steps to ensure staff incomes keep pace with the cost
Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Scotland Manager, added, “We’re delighted
Edinburgh Napier has become an accredited Living Wage employer. They join a
growing movement of employers in Scotland who together want to ensure workers
have what they need to live on. The impact of the real Living Wage in tackling
in-work poverty is strengthened when major anchor institutions demonstrate
leadership and become Living Wage accredited.”