Poverty campaigners, faith groups and trade unions welcome the increase in the Scottish living wage
19/08 – The Scottish Living Wage Campaign today increased the level of the Scottish living wage from £7.15 to £7.20. The level is based on methodology developed by the Living Wage Foundation and the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University who produce the Minimum Income Standard. (…) The living wage is calculated on the basis of a ‘basket’ of goods and services that a family needs to buy in order to reach a minimum acceptable standard of living. Around 400,000 people in Scotland are paid less than a living wage. The majority of these are women working in the retail and hospitality sectors. Read more on the Poverty Alliance website.
People First Demonstration – 1st October, Glasgow
A coalition of trade unions, anti-poverty campaigners, faith groups and other civil society organisations are coming together to challenge poverty and inequality in Scotland. The demonstration will take place in Glasgow on 1st of October. For more details about the march and rally, visit the campaign website, check back regularly for updates!