We’re excited to announce that University of Nottingham Students’ Union will pay the Living Wage for all student staff from this November 2019 and seek accreditation to become a Living Wage Employer by The Living Wage Foundation.
Our Living Wage commitment will mean all of our staff are paid at least the hourly UK rate set by The Living Wage Foundation, rising annually in line with the real cost of living in the UK.
As a result of years of student campaigns, policy, and manifesto pledges, we now can commit to the principle of paying a Living Wage that is sustainable, affordable, and fair.
The Full-time Officer team said: “Members have been campaigning that the Union pay its staff Living Wage since at least 2012; during this timeframe these campaigners have even successfully lobbied the University to pay their staff the Living Wage. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to steer the Union to this commitment. This is a win for democratic and student leadership of the Union, and as an Officer team, we want to recognise and thank all those members, past Officers, and student groups who have consistently fought and voted for this change – it is ultimately due to you and your political engagement that we will soon be an accredited Living Wage Employer.”
What is Living Wage? Here’s more information: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/what-real-living-wage