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Councillor Bill Fernie welcomes Scotland Excels Living Wage boost

2nd June 2016

Photograph of Councillor Bill Fernie welcomes Scotland Excels Living Wage boost

Local Wick Councillor Bill Fernie has welcomed Scotland's centre for procurement expertise for local government, gaining Living Wage accreditation.

Scotland Excel's accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation affirms the organisation's commitment to leading by example on the issue of fair pay.

Cllr Bill Fernie, Highland Council's Budget Leader, sits on Scotland Excel’s Executive Sub and Joint Committees. He said: "We need to encourage all employers to set the living wage as a minimum pay level. It’s great that Scotland Excel and the public sector are at the forefront. Highland Council is whole heartedly behind encouraging more employers to also use a wage level to help the standard of living of low paid workers."

The Living Wage is currently set at £8.25.

Scotland Excel is the centre of procurement expertise for the local government sector in Scotland. It is a non-profit making organisation funded by all 32 councils.

 

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