UWS Agrees to Pay the Living Wage

Staff at University of the West of Scotland (UWS) are celebrating the decision to start paying the Living Wage of £7.45 per hour.

Keith Galbraith, Branch Secretary at UWS, said: “We are very pleased the university agreed after we campaigned for the Living Wage.

“This will mainly benefit catering and cleaning staff and some library workers. It is excellent news for our members who work hard in contributing to the excellent student experience at UWS.”

Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish Secretary, said today: “We congratulate our branch at the University of the West of Scotland for this latest success.

“The Living Wage is a key part of UNISON’s bargaining strategy and each win like this helps low paid staff at a time when they really need it.

“Across the UK people are worried about their jobs. In Scotland we’ve lost 57,000 public sector jobs since the start of the Coalition Government’s austerity measures.

“Our members know that when public services are under unprecedented attack from Government, they need their union to stand up for them.”


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