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City to implement London Living Wage for contracted staff

City University London today announces that on renewal of third party contracts the minimum pay rates will reflect at least the London Living Wage (LLW).
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City University London today announces that on renewal of third party contracts the minimum pay rates will reflect at least the London Living Wage (LLW).

Commenting on the decision, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran said:

"Some contractors with staff on our campus pay below the London Living Wage and this has been a source of comment by staff, students and local stakeholders. I have listened very carefully to these comments and earlier this month I decided that on renewal of third party contracts, we will stipulate minimum pay rates at the LLW. This is an expensive move to make but is in line with an emerging trend among older Universities in London."

Giulio Folino, President of the Students' Union added:

"We are very pleased that the University has stipulated that the London Living Wage should be paid in the new cleaning and catering contracts. The Students' Union has worked alongside the University and the trade unions and this decision will help change the lives of those most in need."

Two City contracts for catering and cleaning services are due for renewal in August 2014.

All employees of City University London are paid above the London Living Wage which, from 4th November 2013, is £8.80 per hour.

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