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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.”
Below is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP with her Living Wage accreditation.
NUMBER OF ACCREDITED LIVING WAGE EMPLOYERS BY LOCAL AUTHORITY
|Argyll & Bute||18|
|Dumfries & Galloway||19|
|Perth and Kinross||39|
Date published: 5th November 2018