Scotrail pays living wage

Abellio ScotRail today became the sixth largest organisation in Scotland to become a Living Wage Accredited Employer.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 1:59 pm
Alan Worthington, Abubakar Ahmaduf and Morag Mitchell announce Scotrail is a Living Wage employer

The announcement was made by the Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, to mark Abellio’s first year operating the ScotRail franchise.

He said: “Scottish Ministers included Living Wage accreditation as one of the major commitments in the new ScotRail franchise agreement. It is pleasing that Abellio have today achieved this, it represents a satisfying end to a productive first year for Abellio as franchise holder.

“80.5 per cent of Scots employees now receive the Living Wage or higher and the benefits to businesses who do are shown to be significant, including increased staff morale, reduced absenteeism and higher levels of productivity.

“We need even more organisations to recognise those benefits and sign up for accreditation and help those on the lowest pay.