Further evidence of better employment practices in Scotland


In Insider yesterday:

The number of Scots working on “toxic” zero hours contracts has fallen to 63,000, new figures revealed. Official statistics showed in the period April to June 2018 2.4% of all those in work were employed in this way – compared to 2.5% of workers in England and Wales.The data, from the Office for National Statistics, showed the number of zero hours contracts in Scotland was down by 8,000 from the same April to June 2017, and was 15,000 lower than the same period in 2016.’


This news follows a trend reported here earlier:

Another step on the way to becoming a ‘Living Wage Nation’ and a ‘Better Nation?’

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.



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