Manorview Hotels & Leisure have made a commitment to become Living Wage Accredited, despite a hugely challenging period during Covid-19.
The hotel chain has started the application process and are aiming to become a real Living Wage accredited employer by 1st November 2020.
Achieving real Living Wage accreditation will mean the entire Manorview Group team of over 500, will be set to receive the real Living Wage as a minimum rate, irrespective of age.
When the accreditation application process has been completed and approved, the move will see all employees being uplifted to the real Living Wage rate of £9.30 per hour. The Group have estimated that this will come at a cost to them of approximately £300,000 – £350,000 per year.
Accreditation for the hotel chain will see them join over 1,800 organisations in Scotland who are real Living Wage accredited employers. With around 70 of those businesses in the hospitality sector, the Manorview Group will become one of the largest accredited hospitality employers in Scotland.
The Manorview Group is a family-run business, which was started in 2007 by Glasgow-based Steve Graham. The Group comprises eight hotels, two pubs, two nightclubs, a state-of-the-art gym and a luxury spa with outdoor hydrotherapy pool, all located across the central belt of Scotland.
Jack Evans, Manager of Living Wage Scotland said: “I am delighted that Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group have committed to paying the real Living Wage to all their staff. While the impact of Covid-19 is felt by every person, organisation and community, that impact has not been equal. The hospitality industry in Scotland is vital and has been massively hit, the recovery will require bold action by employers. This is what we are seeing from The Manorview Group. With this investment they are putting their team at the heart of their response to the challenges brought by Covid-19”.
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