Shona Robison MSP is guest of honour at TSI Celebratory Breakfast

Published

7th November 2017

The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative (SLWAI) is joining forces with Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) for a special event to celebrate Living Wage Week (November 5-11).

Shona Robison is guest of honour at the TSI Celebratory Breakfast at Abertay Student Centre on Wednesday, November 8 from 8.30-9.30am. The Dundee City East MSP will be joined by three guest speakers - David Dorward (Chair of Dundee TSI), Julie Farr (Chief Executive, Dundee Social Enterprise Network) and Lynn Cunningham (Poverty Alliance's Living Wage Accreditation Officer for Dundee).

The Celebratory Breakfast, which will be attended by accredited Living Wage employers in Dundee, aims to raise awareness of the benefits of Living Wage accreditation to the wider third sector and the communities it serves.

Dundee's third sector directly employs 2,700 people and manages a turnover of over £140 million per annum, excluding some of the bigger third sector organisations such as the universities and colleges, as well as Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance who host the Living Wage Accreditation Initiative in Scotland, said:

"We have seen more third sector employers across Scotland join the Living Wage movement in the last year than ever before.

"With economic uncertainty becoming a feature of our economy, the commitment that these employers have shown should be applauded. Over the coming years we will work with them and other employers to ensure that even more workers can benefit from the real Living Wage."

Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee. All three organisations are now accredited Living Wage employers.

Living Wage Scotland

Living Wage Scotland (previously Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative) was established in April 2014 with the aim of increasing the number of employers in Scotland who are recognised for paying their staff the Living Wage.

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