MSP ENCOURAGES RUTHERGLEN EMPLOYERS TO SIGN UP TO LIVING WAGE

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MSP ENCOURAGES RUTHERGLEN EMPLOYERS TO SIGN UP TO LIVING WAGE

MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging businesses in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to sign up to the voluntary Scottish Living Wage as part of Living Wage Week which runs from the 5th November to 10th November.

The Scottish Living Wage is independently calculated based on the cost of living – with the real Living Wage rising on the 5th November by 25p to £9. This is not to be confused with the UK Government’s National Living Wage, which is currently set at £7.83 an hour for anyone over the age of 25.

At the moment, there are 65 accredited Living Wage employers in South Lanarkshire – one being Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey herself.

Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“The real Living Wage can make a huge difference to both workers and employers.

“For businesses, paying the Living Wage makes sense. It’s an investment in people and all the evidence shows it leads to increased productivity and reduced staff absence and turnover.

“I would strongly encourage all employers in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to look into the real benefits of becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.”

ENDS

Notes:

Below is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP with her Living Wage accreditation.

Clare Haughey MSP - Living Wage.JPG

NUMBER OF ACCREDITED LIVING WAGE EMPLOYERS BY LOCAL AUTHORITY

Aberdeen 39
Aberdeenshire 18
Angus 10
Argyll & Bute 18
Clackmannanshire 10
Dumfries & Galloway 19
Dundee 50
East Ayrshire 16
East Dunbartonshire 14
East Lothian 13
East Renfrewshire 8
Edinburgh 275
Eileanan Siar 14
Falkirk 17
Fife 54
Glasgow 274
Highland 66
Inverclyde 14
Midlothian 21
Moray 17
North Ayrshire 13
North Lanarkshire 41
Orkney 6
Perth and Kinross 39
Renfrewshire 42
Shetland 6
South Ayrshire 21
Scottish Borders 21
South Lanarkshire 65
Stirling 34
West Dunbartonshire 14
West Lothian 24

 

Date published: 5th November 2018

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