University of East Anglia Becomes a Real Living Wage Employer
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has become an accredited real Living Wage employer and will immediately pay its employees the Living Wage rate of £9.00 an hour.
Vice-Chancellor Professor David Richardson said: “We know all our staff, across our faculties and our professional services, are essential for the continued success of our university and the experience of our students.
“By becoming an accredited real Living Wage employer, it is the right thing to do by our staff and it will benefit the wider community as well.”
Katherine Chapman, Living Wage Foundation Director, said:
“We’re delighted to see UEA sign up as a real Living Wage employer. It joins over 5,000 responsible businesses that have recognised that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The decision shows UEA’s commitment to the wider community. We look forward to seeing many more organisations within East Anglia and beyond, including universities sign up to pay a real Living Wage that covers the cost of living.”
More than 5000 employers have signed up to go further than the government's minimum, and pay their staff a real Living Wage. Join the movement for a real Living Wage and accredit today.