United Kingdom - Cleaners’ campaign secures living wage - November 25, 2010

In the future contractors working for the University of East London will have to pay their workers at least the living wage. Currently, the living wage for London, as calculated by the Greater London Authority, is UKP 7.85 an hour (€ 9.30). This is higher than the official national minimum wage of UKP 5.93 (€ 7.00) an hour for workers aged 21 and over. The University agreed to introduce the living wage minimum following a campaign by cleaners organised by UNISON with the support of academic staff and the London Citizens community group.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/390; http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2039


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.

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