S4M-11325: Equal Pay

28 Oct 2014

Motion Number: S4M-11325
Lodged By: John Mason
Date Lodged: 28/10/2014
Title: ♦ Equal Pay
Motion Text:

That the Parliament notes the recent report from the Resolution Foundation, which suggests that a record five million people in the UK are stuck in low-paid jobs, including in Glasgow Shettleston; believes that the statutory UK national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour is too low to counterbalance the ever increasing cost of living; understands that the living wage of £7.65 is only a voluntary scheme and is not statutory, therefore does not ensure equal pay protection to all workers in the public, private or voluntary sectors, and notes the belief that the only way to ensure that genuine pay equality is achieved would be to make the living wage a statutory scheme for all employers.