Real Food Cafe celebrates living wage commitment

The award-winning roadside diner has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

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Tyndrum’s award-winning Real Food cafe  has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Real Living Wage, currently £9.30 per hour, is based on the cost of living in the UK and is voluntarily paid by employers who want to go beyond the legal minimum.

The roadside diner is only one of two hospitality employers in the Stirling area to be accredited by The Living Wage Foundation. Currently in Scotland, more that 60 per cent of employees in the hospitality industry earn less than the real Living Wage.

Sarah Heward, co-owner of The Real Food Café said: ‘We are delighted that this scheme exists, because it gives us the chance to be recognised as a fair pay employer. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to recruitment which is getting very tough for the hospitality sector and even more so for businesses in remote locations.’

Jack Evans, Living Wage Scotland Manager added: ‘Living Wage Scotland look forward to working with more of Scotland’s bars, restaurants, hotels, cafes, pubs and clubs to ensure that more workers receive the real Living Wage.’

The Real Food Cafe is also  committed to the SVQ Modern Apprenticeship Programme, coaching and mentoring  junior managers.