SCTS becomes accredited Living Wage Employer

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is now an accredited Living Wage Employer.

While SCTS has paid living wage salaries as a minimum for recruited staff for some time now, independently employed contract staff of facility management contractor, Arthur McKay, now Servest FM, also pays employees working for SCTS the living wage.

Servest FM was successful following the retendering of the facilities management contract and the new contract became effective on 1 April 2017. That meant 57 full-time and 278 part-time staff from the former contract, held by Arthur Mackay, received an increase in salary as they moved onto the living wage.

Chief executive Eric McQueen said: “It is important for the SCTS to be a living wage employer. Our staff, whether directly or independently employed are part of an important team which supports tribunals, the Office of the Public Guardian, courts and judiciary and we can all take great pride in achieving this recognition.”

The SCTS received the Living Wage Employer accreditation from the Poverty Alliance which delivers the Living Wage Accreditation Initiative in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation by assessing employers across Scotland.