Paisley bar, The Gantry have announced that they will pay their staff the Living Wage of £9.50, irrelevant of age or experience.

The Living Wage in Scotland is a voluntary rate, which is independently calculated, that rises every year in November.

If a business adopts the scheme and becomes an accredited Living Wage employer, staff will receive a minimum of £9.50 per hour.

The National Minimum Wage is the only hourly amount that is legal and, by law, 18-20 year olds currently receive £6.56, 21-22 year olds £8.36 and those over 23 receive the National Living Wage of £8.91.

61 employers in Renfrewshire are currently accredited with the Living Wage foundation including Renfrewshire Council, Linstone Housing Association and McAlpine & Co Ltd.

The Gantry took to Facebook to confirm the news, The Gantry said: “Gantry are today absolutely delighted to announce that we are now a Living Wage Employer.

“This means that all staff, irrelevant of age, will be paid at least £9.50 per hour.

“We truly believe that our hard working and knowledgeable team deserve to be paid the Real Living Wage to allow them to thrive and enjoy a work/ life balance.
Just one of the steps we take to show our team how much we value and respect them.”

Photo credit: Gantry Paisley