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1. To ask the Scottish Government what specific measures it is taking to support social care workers during the cost of living crisis. (S6O-01372)
I wrote to the minister in the summer and pointed out to him that those carers who were working in the private sector were getting 25p a mile for their petrol. In the public sector, I think that it is 42p, so there is an inequality there. We then have an inequality in pay, which will be even greater now that we have the pay awards in the council sector. I have talked to private sector...
The First Minister will be aware of the Sunday Mail investigation showing that the use of private agency nurses in the national health service is spiralling out of control, but can the First Minister understand the frustration of hard-working and exhausted nurses when those same agencies put out recruitment adverts saying that they will pay nurses the rate that they deserve, meaning a much...
Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2014 — Byelection
Also represented Cowdenbeath
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