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LIVING WAGE WEEK 2015

EDM (Early Day Motion) 637: tabled on 03 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 Living Wage Week 2015 which has seen a 40 pence increase in the living wage to £8.25, calculated independently and set by the Living Wage Foundation in partnership with the Poverty Alliance in Scotland; notes the new rate is nearly a fifth higher than the current national minimum wage and more than £1 higher than the Government's new minimum wage premium for over-25s of £7.20 per hour; further notes the role of the Scottish Government, which is a living wage accredited employer, in promoting the living wage whereby more than 370 firms in Scotland have become accredited; and acknowledges the increase in the number of companies and organisations signing up to become living wage accredited, but regrets that hon. Members appear to be excluded from becoming accredited even when they pay their staff the living wage.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Foyle
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

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.