Labour blast SNP over low pay claim

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Opinion -

Low pay in Scot­land has grown un­der the SNP, it has been claimed.

Scot­tish Labour have said 470,000 peo­ple are now earn­ing less than the Liv­ing Wage – up from 417,000 in 2012.

The party’s leader Richard Leonard MSP said: “The rise in low pay across health and ed­u­ca­tion in Scot­land is alarm­ing. Those in the health and ed­u­ca­tion sec­tors per­form valu­able work – they de­serve much bet­ter than poverty pay.”

Busi­ness min­is­ter Jamie Hep­burn, said: “De­spite the UK Govern­ment’s aus­ter­ity agenda, Scot­land has the high­est pro­port ion of em­ploy­ees be­ing paid at least the real Liv­ing Wage of all four UK na­tions.”

DE­FENCE Hep­burn

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