AccorHotels UK will pay the new national living wage rate to all employees, regardless of age.
The national living wage is the statutory rate for all employees over the age of 25. The mandatory £7.20 an hour rate came into effect from April 2016.
The hotel group, which includes Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis, will use the £7.20 rate as the minimum pay for all permanent AccorHotels employees, including those under 25-years-old.
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AccorHotels, which employs more than 5,000 staff in the UK, implemented the pay rate for all employees from 1 April 2016.
The organisation-wide pay change aims to complement the benefits and bonus structure already in place for staff.
Thomas Dubaere (pictured), managing director at AccorHotels UK and Ireland, said: “We believe in investing in our people irrespective of age. We are proud to be part of an industry which is creating jobs and we want to take this opportunity to have all members of AccorHotels employees, including those under 25, on the national living wage and above.”