AccorHotels has announced that it will go beyond the Government’s guidelines and will apply the new National Living Wage to all AccorHotels UK employees previously paid below £7.20 per hour, irrespective of age.
The Government introduced the new National Living Wage for employees aged 25 and over from the 1st April 2016.
The hotel group, which employs over 5,000 people in the UK across a portfolio of internationally renowned brands including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis, says it will use the £7.20 rate as a minimum for all permanent AccorHotels employees, regardless of their age, from the same date.
This decision reflects the commitment to AccorHotels employees seen already through the provision of lifelong learning and development programmes giving all employees the necessary skills and expertise to make guests Feel Welcome. It also adds to the benefits already given to employees including a bonus structure.
Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director AccorHotels UK&I said: “Sustainable performance and ambitious development plans are at the core of AccorHotels continuous growth strategy in the UK. We believe in investing in our people irrespective of age alongside the lifelong learning and international mobility opportunities in the Group. We are proud to be part of an industry which is creating jobs and we want to take this opportunity to have all members of AccorHotels employees, including under 25, on the National Living Wage and above.”