Tag : wages

University of Leeds Reports 22.5% Gender Pay Gap

5 months ago / 0 comments

The University has released its Gender Pay Gap 2017 report, which sets out and explains the institution’s ‘gender pay gap’ data from the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and how they are working to eliminate the gap.  ‘Gender pay gap’ refers to the average salary of all women employed … Read More

Retail Sales Slump Despite Growth in Gym Wear Demand

7 months ago / 0 comments

Despite high growth in gym clothing sales, as the population seek to meet their New Year resolutions, the start of the New Year saw a fall in overall retail growth, down to only 0.1%, much lower than expectations. The fall in retail growth could be explained by falling real wages. … Read More

Employed and in Poverty – Britain’s New Underbelly

10 months ago / 0 comments

Stephen Armstrong, an investigative journalist, published his book ‘The New Poverty’ this year, in an attempt to document a troubling new trend in Britain: in-work poverty. The Gryphon spoke to him last week as he visisted Sheffield to talk about those who are in employed, yet in poverty in Britain. … Read More

Leicester’s Cheap Labour

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from : Huffington Post) Channel 4’s Dispatches uncovered the truths behind Britain’s cheap clothing. Factories supplying your favourite clothes high street brands such as River Island, New Look and online retailers Boohoo and Missguided have been exposed to be paying workers under half the minimum National Living Wage! Despite … Read More

CEOs not being paid enough ?

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from Moxie Media.com) Attracting and retaining the most talented people to work for a business is key to its ongoing success. McKinsey & Company coined the phrase ‘the war for talent’ back in 1997. Its relevancy today has arguably increased due to the accelerating pace of globalisation over the … Read More

News | No living wage for contracted staff

5 years ago / 0 comments

Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will not pay all staff the living wage, LS can reveal. In a letter to the Leeds University Living Wage Campaign, the VC said he had decided not to pay contracted-out staff the Living Wage. Sir Langlands also revealed he had increased hourly pay for … Read More

News | Universities prepare for second strike

5 years ago / 0 comments

A second strike is to be held on December 3 as pay disputes among University academics and staff continue. Staff across the country have been working to contracted hours since November 1, as unfair pay remains an issue. The first strike was held on Thursday, October 31 and saw lecture … Read More