‘Ridiculous criticism' | Was BrewDog's James Watt right to slash living wage pay?

Was BrewDog's James Watt right to slash living wage pay?

Last week, Scottish-based alcoholic beverage giant BrewDog announced that it would no longer pay its employees the real living wage, despite having done so since 2015. Instead, new hires will be offered the national minimum wage of £11.44 an hour, which is below the £12 cost of living-based rate.

Headlines, including those here at HR Grapevine, noted the significant discourse around the move, with Bryan Simpson, Hospitality Organiser of the union Unite, saying that, “to withdraw the real living wage now, during the most acute cost of living crisis in a generation is outrageous”.

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