University of Bath to pay voluntary Living Wage

University of Bath

The University of Bath have announced that from May 1 2018 they will start paying the voluntary living wage. 

As the second largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, the University employs around 3,300 people locally.

The workforce combines academics who teach and research and staff who provide a range of services including student support, accommodation, retail and catering and looking after the campus grounds and buildings.

The move to pay at least the voluntary Living Wage of £8.75 an hour to all staff will positively affect more than 300 employees.

Director of HR at the University, Richard Brooks, said: “I’m pleased to announce that the University is applying for accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. The people who work in all our departments are essential for both the success of the University and the experience of our students.

“We will pay the voluntary Living Wage from the start of May reflecting our commitment to ensure salaries keep pace with the cost of living. A number of our stakeholder groups have made representations on this issue, and we have listened carefully and responded to those views.”