"It's not about making ends meet – it’s about a decent standard of living, having a life" (Steven, Retail Sector, Edinburgh)
Low pay remains a very real problem across the UK and for hundreds of thousands of workers in Scotland. In response to the problem, a number of living wage campaigns have developed across the UK. Rather than demanding further legislative change, these campaigns have brought demands for a ‘living wage’ directly to employers (both in the public and private sector).
Living Wage campaigns have won real changes, in Scotland and in London, and have drawn strength from the involvement of grassroots anti-poverty activists, trade unionists, faith based groups, voluntary organisations, migrants groups, students and low paid workers. The campaign in Scotland will build on the same diverse groups to build the case for a decent living wage for all workers.
To view the full Scottish Living Wage site, click here