Employment Support

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

Alison Johnstone is correct to point out the Government’s ambitions for the living wage. Through the award of the contracts, we have taken the opportunity to ensure that providers pay the living wage to those who work for them.

On the agenda of getting people into employment, we will work closely with organisations and encourage them to take every step that they can to ensure that those who end up in employment are remunerated adequately. Our aspiration is for everyone in this country to be paid the real living wage, and our approach to this agenda is no different in that respect from our approach to any other.