EAWOP Living Wage Event

Issued: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:41:00 BST

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre 112, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Category: Practitioner Seminar
Audience: Human resources and organisational leaders
Admission: Free

The Adam Smith Business School will host an event that launches an evidence-based pack for human resources and organisational leaders to examine the impact of living wages for organisations and individuals. We outline what human resources leaders can do to create healthier and fairer organisations through the living wage. We include insight into the role of suppliers and third parties for organisations.


  • Mr Jack Evans (Living Wage Scotland)
  • Professor Rosalind Searle (University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School)
  • Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh Business School)

Low wages threaten to merely add further to generational disadvantage within society. This results in a reduction of the pool of talent available for organisations. While those working at either the top of organisations or in high demand have seen their salaries increase significantly, these rewards have not been spread uniformly through organisations; instead there is a growing problem of working poverty arising from limited rises in pay, and the rise of unsecure work through temporary and zero hours contracts. These declines in wages have been accompanied by sharp rises in the costs of housing, energy and food with the burden of such poverty is not equally distributed in societies. Instead it falls disproportionately on women, and younger and older people.

This event is supported by the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow and the briefing pack by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Register here

Further information: business-events@glasgow.ac.uk.

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