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Living Wage Motion, 27/04/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 27 April 2015 by Neil Findlay (Lab) on Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament understands that 427,000 Scots earn less than the living wage, which is currently set at £7.85 per hour, including 18% of workers across the Lothian region; considers that low pay and job insecurity are major factors contributing to in-work poverty, and notes calls for the Scottish Government to provide guidance to public sector organisations advising them that they can ensure that the living wage is paid by giving due consideration to pay rates while assessing a company’s general approach to recruitment and staff engagement at the selection stage of any contract.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 27 April 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 27 April 2015