Brewdog faces controversy over new payment plans.
The multi-national brewery and pub chain, founded in 2007, has back-tracked on its ‘real living wage’ pledge for employees.
The CEO of the company, James Watt, has said that all workers will continue to be paid the national living wage.
The decision was made to improve the business’s profitability due to trading loss in 2023, despite a profitable increase over Christmas.
This has caused controversy due to a promised ‘volunteer national real living wage’ which would have supported workers in reflection of the cost-of-living crisis.
Employees in London will have their hourly pay of £11.95 frozen to keep up with the wage budget with other workers around the country acquiring a small pay rise in April. Both of these wages are considered below the real living wage even with the raise.
The brewery is now working with Brewdog members and senior management after the bad reaction from employees and is collectively trying to change the decision