Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MSP signs living wage pledge

Jamie Hepburn with Peter Kelly
Jamie Hepburn with Peter Kelly

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MSP Jamie Hepburn has pledged to pay his permanent staff a minimum of the Scottish Living Wage.

Mr Hepburn said: “The Scottish Living Wage is one of the most effective tools we have to hand in combating in-work poverty, which affects 440,000 people across the country.

“I urge all employers to think about making this small increase to pay in order to make a huge difference to lives of ordinary individuals.”

Peter Kelly of the Poverty Alliance added: “I am pleased that Jamie Hepburn is supporting the Scottish Living Wage campaign and hope that more employers in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth will follow.”