Dundee Living Wage City 

(2019 – ongoing)

An alliance of employers in Dundee have developed an action plan setting out how they will work together on “Making Dundee a Living Wage City” in partnership with Living Wage Scotland.  


Community wealth building in Dundee 

A living wage city 

Over 50 local employers – including Dundee City Council, Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee & Angus College, Xplore Dundee and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce – are working with Living Wage Scotland to make Dundee the UK’s first “Living Wage city”. 

The employers already accredited in Dundee cover the equivalent of a quarter of all workers in the city. The Action Plan developed by Dundee’s Living Wage alliance sets out how they intend to double the number of workers covered by Living Wage accreditation in Dundee over the next three years. 

The Action Plan includes commitments to: 

  • Sign up other major employers in the city 
  • Encourage employers in retail and hospitality to commit to the Scottish Living Wage 
  • Support and celebrate small businesses who join the Living Wage employer movement 

John Alexander, Leader of Dundee City Council who are part of the alliance, commented on its launch: 

“In Dundee we are incredibly proud to be championing the real Living Wage and implementing this new approach to encourage more local businesses to pay it. The Council is one of the largest Living Wage employers in the city, ensuring that all our workers receive a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. I am aware that there is still more to do and we will work with partners to encourage and support more employers in the city to pay the real Living Wage.” 

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