13 November 2013
A campaign, how to lead it and the positive consequences of concise planning were fully revealed earlier this week when Dundee University announced that the Living Wage (£7.45 per hour) would be paid to over 150 of the institutions lowest paid staff of which 72% were women.
Connor McElwaine and the Dundee Labour Students kicked off this campaign, basic in its premise yet highly fruitful in its outcome, almost a year ago.
A campaign geared toward gaining low paid manual staff employed by the university a decent take home pay.
Although the University still refuses to become an accredited Living Wage employer and the rate of the Living Wage has recently been renegotiated nationally and has been increased to £7.65 per hour; Dundee Labour students were 100% successful in their original goal.
This example of grass root campaigning led by an NGO outwith of an election period suggests that the passion for change is alive and well amidst our altruistic young people.
Dundee Students’ Successful Living Wage Campaign http://t.co/paICoMNvSK— Dundee Labour (@dundeelabour) November 13, 2013