Labour will deliver the pay rise Scotland needs
5th November 2018
Today the Living Wage Foundation has announced new rates for the voluntary real living wage, at £9 per hour.
Too many people in Scotland are earning less than the real living wage. It’s almost half a million at 467,000, and it increased by 30,000 in the past year.
Labour has a plan to deliver the payrise Scotland needs, including:
Lifting the national minimum wage to a £10 per hour real living wage by 2020.
Scottish Labour will build a high skill, high wage, investment economy that puts wealth and opportunity back in the hands of the many. We will introduce a £10 real living wage and make sure everyone earns enough to live on. Agree with our plan for #RealChange ? Share 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/GObrX61Q2r
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) January 15, 2018
A ban on zero hour contracts.
ICYMI: Here’s John Swinney doing his best David Cameron impression.
With 1 in 12 young workers in Scotland stuck on zero hours contracts,Labour will call time on insecure work. pic.twitter.com/INzKsP1V46
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) April 3, 2018
An interventionist industrial strategy to deliver high wage, high skill jobs.
This survey should be a wake-up call to the Scottish Government to focus on growing our economy and ensuring that high skill, high wage jobs are created and sustained for the future. Only @scottishlabour has an industrial strategy showing how that can be achieved. https://t.co/ZUsR08Rlr9
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) January 5, 2018
Trade Union and collective bargaining at the heart of economic growth.
Richard Leonard: 'Give trade unions a central role in economy' – "modern forms of democratic planning in the economy" which tap into workers' expertise and experience. https://t.co/siLvx4shAP
— Dave Watson (@UnisonDave) June 5, 2018
Equalising rights for workers in the gig economy.
👩🏻🔧👨🏽💻 More than 60,000 Scots are working on insecure zero-hour contracts.
Labour will ban them, introduce a £10 per hour real living wage and give workers in the so-called gig economy more rights like sick pay.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) September 18, 2018
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