Councillor outraged at ‘disgusting’ number of colleges not paying Oxford Living Wage

first_imgAs part of its commitment to promote and support the paymentof the Oxford Living Wage, the Council is preparing to launch its own OxfordLiving Wage accreditation scheme. Currently no Oxford colleges are signed up to the Oxford Living Wage scheme. Of the PPHs, only two – Campion Hall and Blackfriars – are currently signed up to pay the rate, according to the council. Oxford University has been contacted for comment. 17 of Oxford’s 38 colleges and Oxford University are signed up to pay the Real Living Wage, according to the Living Wage Foundation. This is set at £9.00 per hour. Earlier this week the Council flew the Oxford Living Wageflag for the first time to mark the increase in its minimum hourly pay rates toover £10. Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, has said she will be writing to the wealthiest Oxford colleges after calling the number of colleges paying the Oxford Living Wage ‘disgusting’. In the letters, Ms Brown will be asking the colleges whether they can pay the Oxford Living Wage to their lowest-earning staff. Mary Clarkson, executive board member for culture and thecity centre, told the Oxford Mail: “I’mashamed of my old college, St John’s. Next time they ask me for donations, I’lltell them they’ll get no money from me until they pay the Oxford Living Wage.” The Oxford Living Wage scheme, run by the Council, has beenset up to encourage companies to pay a fair wage that reflects costs of livingin Oxford. It is set at 95% of the Living Wage in London. The rate was raisedto £10.02 per hour on 1st April, to reflect a rise in the LondonLiving Wage.last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers invite Julio Urias to major-league spring training camp

first_imgRight-hander Chris Anderson, the Dodgers’ 2013 first-round pick, earned his first invitation to major-league camp after a full season at Single-A. Left-handers Robert Carson and Ryan Buchter also received invitations.Other position players invited include catchers Buck Britton, Ali Solis, Chris O’Brien and Shawn Zarraga, first baseman O’Koyea Dickson, and utility players Kyle Jensen and Darnell Sweeney.Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 19, at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. Eighteen-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias has earned a non-roster invitation to the Dodgers’ 2015 spring training camp. Urias is coming off an outstanding season at age 17 for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He and top shortstop prospect Corey Seager headline a list of 17 non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ camp announced Friday.Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, who was designated for assignment nine days ago with four years remaining on his $25 million contract, is also in that group. Arruebarrena was assigned to Triple-A after he cleared waivers. Joining him are outfielder Matt Carson (Yucaipa High School graduate) and pitchers David Huff (Huntington Beach, UCLA), Sergio Santos (Hacienda Heights/Mater Dei HS) and Josh Ravin (Chatsworth). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more