MSP wants to see McFair wages paid
Rutherglen and Cambuslang MSP James Kelly has raised the issue of fair pay for workers taking up positions at the new McDonald’s in Rutherglen in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
The MSP has previously argued against the company’s use of zero hours contracts for workers.
The chief executive of the global burger giants recently defended its use of the contracts.
However, Mr Kelly has said that the company’s policy is not good enough and insists that local workers deserve better.
The new McDonald’s will bring 65 jobs to the local area.
Mr Kelly said: “I welcome the development that the restaurant’s opening will create 65 jobs in the area.
“However, I want to see McDonald’s in Rutherglen paying the living wage.
“Not only will that make a difference to the local staff but to McDonald’s itself as a company, ensuring that people are motivated to provide a good- quality service.”
Mr Kelly added: “There’s no denying the benefits that the living wage brings to workers – I want to see local people in decently- paid work.
“Being trapped in poverty pay with no guaranteed hours from day-to-day should not be the conditions we see in 2015 Scotland.”