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USDAW Union’s Report, Still Struggling

  • Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12110

That the Parliament acknowledges the USDAW union’s new report, Still Struggling, which details the results from a cost of living survey of over 6,000 low-paid workers; understands that the report shows that working people are still finding it almost impossible to make ends meet; considers that there is a need for significant supportive intervention at government level; notes that the report is calling for the immediate rise in the minimum wage to at least £12 an hour, as a step towards £15, as well as for significant improvements to employment rights and the delivery of a social security system that acts as a genuine safety net for all those in poverty, and commends USDAW for undertaking what it sees as this important research.

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Monica Lennon, Pauline McNeill, Paul O'Kane, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield