Free afternoon event: Living Wage and housing associations
Event to highlight importance of Living Wage to social landlords.
Do you have questions about the Living Wage? This free event will explain the importance of the Living Wage, the process of accreditation, Living Wage and procurement and why accreditation matters.
Speaker Jack Evans joined the Poverty Alliance in March 2015 as a Living Wage Accreditation Officer and currently works throughout Scotland with a focus on local authorities and large private sector employers. Immediately prior to joining the Poverty Alliance, he was a logistics manager with Swedish multinational retail-clothing company H&M.
Jack’s experience of working in retail – which has a low pay model at its heart – confirmed the critical importance of ‘good work’ and the fair treatment of employees. He has real experience of the impact on both individuals and business and is convinced this is a strategic issue of real significance – Jack’s day to day job is now focussed on convincing employers of this.
Today there are almost 1,000 accredited employers in Scotland and housing associations make up 21 of those employers. Each time a new employer becomes accredited and adds their name to that list, they are flying the flag for the Living Wage and encouraging other employers to follow their lead.
Taking place at the SFHA Office in Glasgow on 27 November, the event will begin with refreshments at 2pm followed by a presentation by Jack Evans, Living Wage Accreditation Officer. The event will then conclude at around 3.30pm.