Xplore Dundee backs Living Wage City bid

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Xplore Dundee is supporting an action plan aiming to make Dundee a ‘Living Wage City.’

In partnership with Living Wage Scotland, and a number of other local employers, it helped launch the bid on Wednesday 6 March.

This will make Dundee the first city in the UK to achieve the ‘Living Wage Place’ status.

The operator has been an accredited Living Wage Foundation employee since 2016.

More than 50 Dundee employers have already made a commitment to pay the Living Wage

Managing Director Christine McGlasson said: “We became a Living Wage employer because we know the difference it makes to our employees and their families.

Being part of this initiative to make Dundee a real Living Wage place allows us to do even more, working with other like-minded businesses to transform the city and ensure local people benefit from and have a stake in the local economy.”

The bus company is one of more than 50 Dundee employers which have already voluntarily committed to ensure all their employees and subcontracted staff receive a real Living Wage of £9.00 an hour, significantly higher than the government minimum of £7.83.

As part of the Action Group for the initiative, Xplore Dundee has committed to helping to double the proportion of workers covered by Living Wage accreditation in the city over the next three years.