UNISON and its predecessors were among the first organisations in the country to support the Living Wage.
There are over 1,300 employers accredited as living wage employers by the Living Wage Foundation. The Scotland government has established the living wage within all its public sector organisations.
Many UNISON service groups and regions have launched living wage campaigns, and included the living wage as a minimum rate in pay claims.
However there is a pay crisis in the United Kingdom and UNISON South East Regional Council has called on a campaign for a national minimumn wage of £10.