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To: Employers and Governments

Time 2 Pay Key Workers

Time 2 Pay Key Workers

To pay key workers at least an additional £2 per hour.

Why is this important?

While key workers are focused on looking after us, we should be focused on looking after them.

Our key workers have been working tirelessly throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of these workers have historically been some of the lowest paid in our society. We want to begin to right that wrong, starting with an additional £2 per hour.

These key workers include NHS workers, carers, frontline council workers, school support staff, nursery workers, retail workers, transport, contact centre and low paid factory workers. And let’s not forget the ‘unseen’ public service workers many of them working from home who are keeping our benefits, tax and other essential systems of government.

They deserve all of our praise AND a raise!


Reasons for signing

  • Key workers have kept the nation going and deserve to be paid a decent wage!
  • I strongly believe that essential workers are underpaid. I also understand that government may not be in a position to offer a pay rise to everyone in light of current situation, however it is more important than ever for Scotland to retain and attract essential workers to prevent further staffing crisis that post-Brexit reality could bring. Higher salaries would attract a lot more applicants and in long term enable to attract applicants that are required for the job.
  • I’m a keyworker


2020-05-07 19:44:00 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-03 15:45:16 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-05-01 18:41:06 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-05-01 15:30:50 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-05-01 14:14:41 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-05-01 13:35:46 +0100

10 signatures reached