Mostearn abovethe minimum wagerate
An encouraging 94 per cent of workers in the Rutherglen constituency earn more than the national minimum wage.
But MSP Clare Haughey says the UK Government is not doing enough to support low income workers, renewing calls to raise the National Living Wage to the level of the independently assessed Living Wage.
More than 1200 employers in Scotland are Living Wage accredited, including Ms Haughey.
“It’s encouraging that 94 per cent of workers earn above the national minimum or Living Wage,” she said.
“However, the UK Government is failing low-income workers in Rutherglen and Cambuslang by refusing to raise the minimum wage to the independently calculated real Living Wage.
“Although the powers to set the minimum wage remain reserved to Westminster, the Scottish Government has taken steps to ensure that over 1000 employers now pay a real Living Wage.
“Everyone deserves a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and so the UK Government must increase their so-called National Living Wage to that of the real Living Wage for all workers in Scotland.”