Carrick MSP backs living wage campaign

SNP MSP Adam Ingram is backing a campaign calling for all SPFL Premiership clubs to become accredited Living Wage employers.

Currently Hearts are the only Premiership club to sign up to the Scottish Living Wage scheme – a voluntary agreement to pay all employees the Living Wage.

Mr Ingram’s colleague James Dornan MSP has written to Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL, asking him to encourage the adoption of the Living Wage by other Premiership clubs.

Mr Ingram said: “Payment of the Living Wage makes sense for any business. Football clubs, however, have a particular duty to their supporters and communities to be good employers.

“Everyone employed in Scottish football, from star strikers to the cleaners and box office staff, deserve to be paid a fair wage.”