Living wage accreditation for Rutherglen MSP James
Rutherglen MSP James Kelly has received formal accreditation as a Living Wage employer – and has called on others across the area to do the same.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis, while the National Minimum Wage is statutory and enforced by HM Revenue and Customs.
The Living Wage in Scotland is £7.85 per hour.
Mr Kelly said:“The Scottish Living Wage is one of the most effective tools we have to combat in-work poverty.
“People who go out and do a hard day’s work should not be left struggling to pay the bills.
“By paying the Living Wage, I know that my staff are being given a fair wage for the work that they undertake.
“Employers who have already started paying their staff the Living Wage have said it enhances the quality of the work of their staff.
“I urge all local employers to think about making this small increase to pay in order to make a huge difference to lives of ordinary individuals, their families and the wider community.”
Living wage Rutherglen MSP James Kelly is an accredited Living Wage employer