Voluntary National Living Wage increase announced

Issued: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:38:00 GMT

The University of Glasgow has made a firm commitment to be a Living Wage Employer and has been fully accredited as such since November 2015.Living wage 650

On 5 November 2018, the Living Wage Foundation announced that the UK Voluntary National Living Wage has increased to £9 per hour, a rise of some 2.8% or 1.7% for colleagues on spinal points 2 and 3 respectively, effective from 5 November.

As in previous years, the University is implementing this increase for impacted staff with immediate effect, and colleagues on Grades 2 and 3, who are on spinal points 2 and 3 of the band, will see the impact of the new rate in their November payslips. Their payslip will show their monthly salary split across two rates, with their pay from 1-4 November included at the previous rate, and pay accrued from 5-30 November inclusive paid at the new rate.

An updated Pay Spine can be found on the HR webpages which shows points 2 and 3 now at the annual level of £16,425.

Christine Barr, Executive Director of Human Resources says of the rise: "We are delighted to implement the living wage increase and would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff who support the vital services needed to make the University of Glasgow such a great place for our staff and students to thrive. Our people are at the forefront of everything we achieve and our commitment to the Voluntary Living Wage is an important part of our recognition of all those who contribute to our World Changing Glasgow ambitions."

If you have any further questions on the Government or Voluntary National Living wages, visit the Living Wage Foundation website or contact your local HR team for further information.

Our commitment to the National Living Wage is complemented by our membership of the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business. The Pledge encourages employers to adopt fair and progressive business workplace policies, including supporting activities to help improve gender balance and diversity in the workforce.