Revolution Bars Group no longer a minimum wage employer

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Pay rise: Revolution Bars Group no longer a minimum wage employer (Getty/ Igor Vershinsky)
Pay rise: Revolution Bars Group no longer a minimum wage employer (Getty/ Igor Vershinsky)

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Revolution Bars Group, the operator of bars including Revolución de Cuba, Playhouse, and Founders & Co, has invested £2m in raising wages over minimum wage, as part of the ‘fair day’s pay for hard day’s work’ pledge.

Pay will be raised above the threshold of the increased national minimum wage coming into force in April. The new national minimum wage (NMW) hourly rate for 18 to 20 year olds will be £6.83, against Revolution’s rate of £7.75. 

Furthermore, the NMW rate for 21 to 22 year olds will be £9.18 per hour, and for 23 year olds and over it will be £9.50. In comparison, Revolution’s higher wages will become respectively £9.35 and £9.65. 

Committed to talent

What’s more, for some roles, a minimum rate has been set irrespective of age. For instance, chefs in all roles will earn a minimum of £9.80 per hour. 

Revolution Bars Group chief executive Rob Pitcher said: “We are emphatically committed to recognising our highly talented teams. This announcement, alongside the recent internal promotion of Danielle James in a new dedicated role, is a display of the group’s ongoing intent and commitment to our people.” 

Safeguarding employees

The company has also created a new pay and reward manager role to oversee and safeguard employee compensation and benefits for the group’s 3,000 plus employees.  

Danielle James has been internally promoted into the role and will be implementing a financial wellbeing strategy, alongside her ongoing objectives to review and enhance the benefit offering for all colleagues. 

According to James, who is now the company’s pay and reward manager, marked this a “fantastic step” on the company’s journey. “I am excited to be an integral part of rewarding our diverse teams fairly, competitively and relative to their hard work,” she added. 

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