SNP’s flagship living wage pledge applies to only 2.4% of jobs



A flagship scheme launched by Nicola Sturgeon aimed at creating fairer conditions for Scotland’s workers applies to just 2.4 per cent of jobs across the country, it has emerged.
The SNP’s “Business Pledge” aims to ensure firms pay a living wage and recruit more women while also phasing out unpopular zero-hours contracts.
But fewer than 60,000 of Scotland’s 2.6 million-strong workforce are employed by a firm signing up to the pledge - with only 293 (0.2 per cent) of companies across Scotland taking part Scotland’s firms taking part. The take-up is poor in traditionally low pay sectors with... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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