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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5O-05041
Asked by: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 17 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote fair pay practices.

Current status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021


Answer

Workers must be paid – and paid fairly – for the work they do. Fair pay is fundamental to Fair Work and we are committed to promoting payment of the real Living Wage and employer accreditation. We have included payment of the real Living Wage in the criteria for our flagship Fair Work First policy - a key mechanism for driving fair pay in Scottish workplaces. There are now over 1900 Living Wage accredited employers in Scotland. At 84.8% of employees Scotland remains the best performing of all four UK countries in relation to the proportion of employees paid the Living Wage or more.