Pledge 25

Introduce a living wage for Council employees, encourage its adoption by Council subsidiaries and contractors and its wider development

This is where we are now

The Council introduced the Edinburgh Living Wage (ELW) on 1 January 2013 at an hourly rate of £7.50.

Following dialogue with Edinburgh Leisure and the Festival City Theatres Trust, the new services and funding agreements for both organisations include a commitment to comply, as far as is reasonably possible, with the Council's policy on a living wage.

The potential to include an ELW commitment as part of the procurement process, in order to encourage its adoption by Council subsidiaries and contractors, is also being explored.

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