All The Ways You Can Get Involved
Here is a list of all the different ways you can get involved in the Scottish Living Wage Campaign:
Write to your MSP/MP/Local Councillor
Letting our elected representatives know that there is huge support for the living wage is really important! Although we are the fortunate position of having cross party political support for the campaign, we cannot afford to allow the issues of low pay and the living wage to slip down the political agenda.
It is also important to find out what our politicians are doing to promote the Living Wage in their constituency and ensure that as many employers as possible sign up to become Scottish Living Wage Accredited Employers.
Here are some sample letters you can download and email to your elected representatives:
You can find their contact details using http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ by searching with your postcode.
Please share any responses you receive with us! You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to local businesses/employers
Is there an employer in your local area who is already paying the living wage? Why not nominate them to become an official Accredited Living Wage Employer? Just complete this form and we will do the rest:
Celebrating Living Wage employers is a huge part of the campaign. It helps build support for the living wage and highlights the difference it can make to low paid workers, as well as the benefits to the business.
On the other hand, you may be aware of an employer who is paying poverty wages. We genuinely believe most employers care about the welfare and well-being of their employees. Many do not realise the implications of paying below the Living Wage. Take action and fill them in on the facts! We have drafted a letter which you can adapt and send onto local or national (or international!) employers:
Letter to employers not paying Living Wage.
Support existing campaigns
We are not alone! There are many vibrant, inspiring living wage campaigns active right now across the globe. Poverty pay is a global issue.
Closer to home, we stand along side an ever growing line of living wage campaigns.
You can find out what campaigns we are currently supporting here.
We will keep these pages up to date with news from our fellow campaigners. If you are part of a local campaign and we’ve missed you, please get in touch!
Sign up for e-news
Submit your email address and receive our regular e-news bulletin. Couldn't be simpler:
Donate to the campaign
We cannot continue the amazing work the Scottish Living Wage Campaign has done so far without financial support. All donations will help us to maintain this website, our social media presence, our suite of resources and promotional materials and awareness raising activity within the community. You can donate via our JustGiving page.
Write an article about the Living Wage and low pay
You could write an article for a magazine or blog on low pay and the Living Wage. You will find all the information, statistics and references you need on this website. We can also assist you in gathering case studies so that the voices of those affected by low pay can be heard.
Connect with us
By sharing our updates on your social media accounts you are helping to build awareness and support for the Living Wage. You can also encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up to our e-news updates.
Invite us to an event
Ask us to come along to your next community event to deliver a presentation and/or host an info stall. You can find out more here.
Fundraise for us
The Scottish Living Wage Campaign relies on donations from our supporters. Without these vital funds we cannot continue to provide support and information to local campaigners. We are happy to talk about any fundraising ideas you have, or you can donate to our Just Giving page.
Start a campaign!
If you are concerned about low pay in your local area and want to do something about it, why not start a local Living Wage Campaign? We can help you at every stage. You may want to focus your activity around building towards Living Wage Week, which takes place in November each year.
A great place to start is our Living Wage Campaign Toolkit which you can view or download here.