Happy Vice Chancellor’s Day?

By midday on 12th January 2015, Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, will have earned as much money as the university’s lowest-paid full-time employee earns in a whole year. Hamilton’s annual salary including pensions (£434,000) leaves him earning about £1,189 a day, meaning it would only take him around 12 days to earn the baseline […]

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Oxford “closest” to gaining Living Wage status

A paper recommending that Oxford becomes an official Living Wage employer was handed to a University committee this week. During the committee meeting, students took to Wellington Square outside the University offices to demonstrate their solidarity for the campaign.  Supporters of the Living Wage carried banners, balloons and gave out cookies.  This most recent demonstration […]

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Oxford policymakers say yes to Living Wage

A University policymaking board has ruled in favour of supporting the Living Wage campaign. The University’s Personnel Committee, which is responsible for policymaking on the employment of all University staff, made the decision after a meeting last term.  Members of the board will now draft a paper to the University Planning and Resource Committee expressing […]

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Living Wage rage hits St Anne’s

Over 300 staff and students at St Anne’s have signed a petition demanding the living wage for all college employees. This comes in the lead up to when the university’s Personnel Committee will meet in Wellington Square to make an important decision on the living wage on Thursday morning. Several Oxford colleges already pay the […]

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