Fiona Hyslop Calls on local organisations to adopt new £8.45
(Image: Fiona Hyslop speaking on importance of Living Wage to Youth Theatre Arts Scotland)
Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the new Scottish Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour and encouraged more employers in West Lothian to sign up as Accredited Living Wage Employers.
Fiona is an accredited Living Wage employer, and works with the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative to promote the Living Wage in West Lothian.
“The new Living Wage of £8.45 will be a welcome pay rise for thousands of workers across West Lothian ensuring that people’s basic wage continues to meet the real costs of living.
“For businesses, paying the Living Wage is an investment in people and all the evidence shows it leads to increased productivity and reduced staff absence and turnover, while sending a strong signal to customers about fairness.
“I would encourage all businesses in my constituency to recognise the benefits of paying the real Living Wage.”
The Scottish Living Wage, calculated to meet the cost of living, is reviewed every year based on living standards.
The rise of 20 pence per hour will benefit thousands of workers at Living Wage-accredited organisations across Scotland, including many in West Lothian.