Saturday, 3 March 2012
The living wage isn't just about money - it's about dignity
Tamar Emmanuel from London Metropolitan University, where the living wage has just been introduced, spoke out to say: "I'm proud to say I earn the living wage.
"The living wage isn't just about money - it's about dignity, dignity at work. The living wage doesn't solve all our problems - but it makes such a difference to our lives."
And she explained that the campaign for a living wage has meant that "nearly everybody has now joined the union. The only way to get dignity at work is to get organised. There are millions of people not on the living wage and it isn't right."
Read the full official report of UNISON Higher Ed conference here. A personal report to follow soon.