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CAMPAIGN FOR A LIVING WAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 115: tabled on 27 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the campaign for a living wage of £7.15 per hour to tackle low pay in Scotland supported by the Poverty Alliance, the Scottish TUC, Unison, the Child Poverty Action Group and Faith in Communities Scotland; recognises the important advances made in tackling poverty through the introduction of the national minimum wage and tax credits; notes the role that a living wage can play in further reducing in work poverty and that increasing numbers of employers are opting to pay a living wage; and calls on the new Government to support measures to combat poverty such as a living wage rather than making cuts to the tax credits and benefits systems which would reverse the gains made.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.