UNISON has launched a UK wide campaign calling for the Living Wage to become the new minimum rate of pay in UK schools. The Living Wage in London is £8.55 per hour and £7.45 per hour in the rest of the UK.
UNISON’s campaign will be a massive boost to those in cleaning and catering roles in particular. For more information see page 5 of the UNISON’ Schools’ newsletter: http://acrobat.unison.org.uk/acrobat/21261.pdf
As part of our Living Wage campaign UNISON has also been in talks with the main faith run school organisations. As a result UNISON and the Catholic Education Service - the part of the Catholic Church responsible for promoting and supporting Catholic education - have agreed to work together to support and celebrate Catholic Schools implementing the Living Wage. The full story can be found on the UNISON website
In Islington we already have won the London Living wage in large parts of the authority