Statistics show that Scottish workers are below their real living wage compared to workers in other parts of the UK.
Statistics from the Scottish Parliamentary Information Center (SPICe) show that just 9% of employees across Scotland earn less than £9.90 an hour.
Since then, the real living wage has increased to £10.90.
In the rest of the UK, an average of 12.2% of workers across the UK do not earn a real living wage. 11.8% in Wales, 12.5% in England and 14.6% in Northern Ireland.
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SNP’s MSP Bob Doris welcomed the data but added that more work is needed to increase the number of workers receiving a real living wage.
“These figures show that Scotland is already leading the way in ensuring that workers across the country receive fair wages, but as an independent nation we are building a fairer and more equal Scotland. You can do a lot more to
“Workers across Scotland are facing one of the most difficult winters to remember due to the rising Tory cost of living, which has forced everyone to fasten their belts during the festive period. means that there is
“That’s why it’s so encouraging to see workers across Scotland with a little extra in their pockets.”
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) annual survey of hours and earnings, the number of workers in Scotland earning an increase rate is 91%.
This is up from 85.5% in 2021 and the highest percentage since the survey began in 2012.
“The numbers are encouraging, but there is still work to be done. I would like to ask all employers to pay their employees a living wage, not just a minimum wage, so that they can have a better standard of living.” ‘ said Doris.
He added: “Wage packets have been under incredible pressure this year due to the Tory cost of living crisis and Scotland is the only country to escape and build a more just and equal country.” The way is to be independent.”