As the cost of living increases and more and more people find themselves in debt as a consequence, it is important that wages match this increase so that workers can provide themselves with the necessities of daily life.
The living wage is an hourly rate set independently every year. It is calculated according to the cost of living and gives the minimum pay rate required for a worker to provide their family with the essentials of life.
UNISON and NUS are committed to a joint national campaign to ensure every worker in Higher Education is paid the living wage, and that institutions pledge to keep the living wage as a minumum in the future.
Visit here for more information: http://www.unison.org.uk/livingWage/index.asp