MSP’s call to grow Living Wage firms
A local MSP has urged businesses to sign up to become Living Wageaccredited employers.
Roseanna Cunningham, MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, has welcomed the news that the number of accredited Living Wage employers in Scotland has now reached 900, and has praised the 23 firms within Perth and Kinross who help make up that number.
But the SNP politician wants to see the number of companies signing up to the scheme within the region increase to 1000 and beyond.
Ms Cunningham said:“It is great news that there are 23 Perth and Kinross businesses on the Living Wage list and I want to see the number of Living Wage employers grow.
“I would strongly encourage all employers in Perth and Kinross to look into the real benefits of becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.
“I know there are businesses out there that already pay their employees above the living wage, and to them I say: that is brilliant, now get the accreditation, show your employees and your customers that this is important to you.
“To those employers not yet able to qualify for accreditation – paying the Living Wage makes sense.”
The Scottish Living Wage is independently calculated based on the cost of living, sitting at £8.45 – almost £1 an hour above the minimum wage of £7.50 for workers aged over 25.
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