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Scots care workers stage protest outside Holyrood with calls for £15 per hour wage

Care workers and the GMB trade union rallied outside the Scottish Parliament on Saturday to call for a £15 per hour wage.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf earlier this month announced a pay rise for care staff, taking the minimum remuneration to £10.02 per hour as part of the winter plan for health and social care.

But unions and opposition politicians claimed the cash boost "isn't nearly enough".

Addressing the crowd in Edinburgh, GMB General Secretary Gary Smith said members in the care sector

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