Highland Councillor welcomes Scotland Excel’s Living Wage boost 

Cllr Fernie
Councillor Bill Fernie at Scotland Excel’s headquarters, holding the Living Wage Foundation’s official ‘living wage employer’ sign

Issued by Scotland Excel

A local Councillor has welcomed Scotland’s centre for procurement expertise for local government, gaining Living Wage accreditation.

Scotland Excel’s accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation affirms the organisation’s commitment to leading by example on the issue of fair pay. 

Cllr Bill Fernie, Highland Council’s Budget Leader, sits on Scotland Excel’s Executive Sub and Joint Committees.

He said: “We need to encourage all employers to set the living wage as a minimum pay level. It’s great that Scotland Excel and the public sector are at the forefront. Highland Council is whole heartedly behind encouraging more employers to also use a wage level to help the standards of living of low paid workers.”

The Living Wage is currently set at £8.25. 

 

1 Jun 2016
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