Everyone knows times are hard and Tory cuts are on the way but I want to protect the most vulnerable and lowest paid. That's why I back a new living wage for all - but I need your support to make it happen across Scotland.
Under the SNP, there are almost 600 public sector workers who earn more than £150,000. That compares with 456,000 Scots who earn less than the proposed living wage of £7.15 an hour.
I know many families in West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute and right across Scotland find it hard to make ends meet. People are worried about jobs and worried about what is round the corner for the economy.
That is why I am proud of the work Labour has already done on this issue in West Dunbartonshire Council. I have campaigned with Labour Councillors since last summer for the introduction of a living wage for the lowest paid workers at the Council. Despite the SNP voting down Labour's proposal for a living wage a total of FOUR times, we eventually got the message through. This is good news but it is clear that we can and must do more.
If Labour wins the Scottish Parliament election this year, we will make sure everyone in the public sector gets paid at least £7.15 an hour. And we will use procurement to lift the wages of those in the private sector too. That means thousands of people working for the NHS and other employers would see see a boost to the family income.
I want to see every family better off. It won't be easy, and we'll face a tough fight from the Tories. So that is why I am asking you to register your support today. Please click on the following links to show your support for a Scottish Living Wage.
Click here to sign up to Scottish Labour's petition for a living wage.
Click here to visit the new Facebook page for a Living Wage.
Please also click here to join my local campaign.