The Eden Leisure Group will be increasing all employees wages as of 2023 to combat the rise in living costs. Group CEO Simon De Cesare announced in a recent Eden Assembly event, that employees across all the group’s businesses will be getting a salary increase.
The raise will apply for all employees that have been working for at least a year at 89.7 Bay, Eden SuperBowl, Eden Cinemas, Cynergi Health & Fitness Club, InterContinental Malta, and Holiday Inn Express. Employees that earn up to €26,000 annually will get a 10% increase, while those earning more than this will get a 5% increase.
ELG is well aware of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and how it has affected people across the islands, including its employees. The decision to introduce this company-wide raise was taken to acknowledge the reality we’re living through and keep employees motivated.
Eden Leisure Group employs around 700 people across its premium quality businesses, all specialising in varied sectors of the leisure industry. ELG businesses are familiar staples in households all around Malta and Gozo. This gives the company a great understanding of how people’s spending habits have changed.
As the inflation crisis persists, ELG will continue to think long-term and prioritise its employees’ wellbeing, instead of giving in to salary freezes to preserve short-term gains.
During the same event, Group COO Kate De Cesare spoke about the ESG efforts of the company. This past year, ELG commissioned a carbon footprint audit to evaluate how much Co2 all the businesses are producing, and how this could be reduced.
There are plans to install new apertures at InterContinental Malta, which would mean saving 1144 tonnes of Co2 annually. To cut down on waste, the shampoos and soaps in guest rooms will also be replaced with refillable ones to save on plastic and the room keys will be replaced with degradable, wooden ones.
Besides these efforts, ELG has also made many numerous donations, both to help those in need and avoid waste. These included 130 PV panels, hundreds of kilos of worn Linen, partially used Hotel room amenities and hundreds of items of brand new hotel crockery.
“There is so much that can do relatively easily that will make a difference while there are other improvements that require significant investment,” said Kate De Cesare, “Eden Leisure is committed to invest, even millions, in order to reach the improvement goals we are setting.”