Labour Students’ priority campaign for 2012 and 2013 is a co-ordinated effort to deliver a Living Wage for workers on every college and university campus in the UK. Movement for Change has trained and developed teams of Labour Students activists to support actions on campuses across the UK. In the process, we’ve helped secure the Living Wage for low-paid workers in several universities.
The Living Wage is the minimum hourly rate someone has to earn to afford everyday basics like housing, food, childcare, etc. It is calculated by the Centre for Social Policy in Loughbrough University and in London by the GLA.
The idea behind the campaign is simple: if you work full time for our colleges and universities you ought not to be poor. To find out more about our plans for the current academic year, and to get involved in your area, contact us.