Living Wage Campaign
The Living Wage Campaign is fighting for all Cambridge colleges to pay the Real Living Wage and become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation. The Real Living Wage is a calculated on the basis of living costs and represents the necessary level of pay for workers to have a good standard of living.
As of November 2019, the Real Living Wage stands at £9.30/hour.With the 2018/19 Real Living Wage (£9.00/hour) as a benchmark, the Living Wage League Table ranks each of the 31 colleges in order of how they treat their lowest paid workers, with the worst offenders ranked top. Three criteria are used to compile this ranking: the lowest hourly wage, the number of staff paid below £9.00/hour, and the percentage of staff paid below £9.00/hour.
The data used refers to wage levels as of July 2019. While rates of pay have changed for some colleges in the interim period, July 2019 has been used as a common point of comparison for the purposes of this table.
Methodology: Colleges are ranked on the basis of the lowest wage paid to staff (A), the number of staff paid below £9/hour (B) and the percentage of staff paid below £9/hour (C). These three rankings are then used to calculate a total points score out of a possible 124, on the basis of (A+A+B+C)