Union slams Trust wages

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PROSPECT, the union representing hundreds of low paid staff at the National Trust for Scotland, will call on its members to insist that all employees are paid at least the Scottish living wage – currently £7.45 an hour at their AGM tomorrow.

National Secretary Alan Denney said: “It is an absolute disgrace that a charity, with the large financial reserves of the NTS, continues to pay its staff nearly £1 an hour below the Scottish living wage. I am sure members of the trust will be disturbed to learn of the poverty pay that the Trust’s board and remuneration committee endorsed this year.”

It says low pay has been made worse by zero hours contracts for seasonal staff.