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UoN staff and students protest the University's employment standards

This morning students and academic staff at the University of Nottingham (UoN) took to Trent Courtyard to protest the University not implementing a Living Wage.

Around a hundred students and staff members gathered early Tuesday morning carrying cleaning supplies to show solidarity with the cleaning staff, the University’s lowest-paid employees.

Speakers on behalf of the academic staff and the SU, as well as guests from the University and College Union and the local UNISON branch, expressed their dissatisfaction with the University’s employment standards.

Ellie Mitchell, UoN SU Community Officer, spoke on behalf of the students who attended: “With this protest we are putting a letter on the Vice-Chancellor’s desk signed by the cleaners asking her to come and spend a morning with them on their shift. It’s not a massive ask, we’re just asking for some decency.”

The letter was signed by about 50 cleaners and campaigners.

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