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Data on wages and employment practices

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Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Dear Jesus College, Cambridge,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to your employment practices. I would like to know the following:

1. As of August 15th 2018, the lowest hourly wage (excluding benefits) paid by the college to employees, over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices.

2. Please outline any cash benefits that were given to staff paid your lowest hourly wage, who are over the age of 18, and who are not trainees or apprentices, in the year prior to August 15th 2018 and how these are allocated.

3. As of August 15th 2018, the number of staff (if any), over the age of 18, who are employed by the college and paid below £8.75 per hour.

4. As of August 15th 2018, the percentage of staff employed by the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £8.75 per hour.

5. As of August 15th 2018, is the college currently in the process of gaining accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation?

6. The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff in the year prior to August 15th 2018.

7. If the college uses any external employment agencies to provide staff, the number of contracted staff who worked 2 or more hours a day, in any day of the week, for 8 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to August 15th 2018, who were paid below £8.75 per hour.

If you are to invoke Section 43 to withhold information in relation to any of these questions please note you must provide details of the exact FOIA exemption, details of who would be prejudiced by this information, and a public interest test justifying a conclusion with arguments for and against the release of the information.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request. If you would like any clarification on the information I have asked for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to receiving your response in the next 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Freedom of Information, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah,

Thank you for your request.

1) The lowest wage paid is £8.79 an hour

2) All staff receive an annual bonus, subject to a year's qualifying service. This is paid just before Christmas and last year (December 2017) was set at 4%

3) None

4) 0

5) Not at present

6) We regularly use Select and Interaction.

7) We do not hold information about how much staff are paid by agencies. We use agencies for short term cover during busy periods if we cannot fill the slot from our pool of casual (zero hours) workers, so would be unlikely to employ an agency worker over the time frame that you specify.

Further details about making a request to the College, including your rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/college/abou...

Information and advice about the Freedom of Information Act and making requests is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/officia...

Best wishes

Susan Webb
Information Compliance Officer
IT Department
Jesus College Cambridge
01223 339831
e-mail: [email address]

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Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Dear Jesus College, Cambridge,

I am writing to you to clarify some of the answers to the questions that I sent you in an FOI on 15 August 2018.

Please could you confirm that the figure you provided in answer to Question 1 does not include holiday pay and refers to the lowest hourly wage paid by the college to employees (including casual workers), over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices.

If this is not the case please could you re-answer questions 3 and 4 in reference to these employees on the lowest hourly wage.

To be clear for example if a casual worker earns £8 per hour plus £1 per hour holiday pay, they should still be counted as a worker earning less than £8.75 per hour in questions 3 and 4.

I would really appreciate a prompt reply if at all possible.

Many thanks,

Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Susan Webb, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Syed Muhammed Abdullah Shah

Thank you for your request for clarification.

Your initial question referred to employees and did not encompass those on casual contracts who are legally classed as workers. The rate of pay for casual workers is £8 an hour.

The law does not allow us to include holiday pay within wage hourly wage rates and this is calculated separately and on the same basis for both employees and casual workers.

We have a pool of casual workers who provide cover during busy periods as part of the Housekeeping and Catering teams. These people are not all be over 18 years old and none are employees in the legal sense.

Further details about making a request to the College, including your rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/college/abou...

Information and advice about the Freedom of Information Act and making requests is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/officia...

Best wishes

Susan Webb
Information Compliance Officer
IT Department
Jesus College Cambridge
01223 339831
e-mail: [email address]

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Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Dear Ms Webb,

Thank you for your clarification of the rate of pay for casual workers.

Please can you answer questions 3 and 4 taking into account casual workers.

For reference here are the questions below (now with casual workers made explicitly clear):

3. As of August 15th 2018, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, over the age of 18, who are paid by the college and paid below £8.75 per hour.

4. As of August 15th 2018, the percentage of workers (employees or casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £8.75 per hour.

I would really appreciate a swift reply to this clarification if possible as I am working to a very tight deadline and do not want to misrepresent the college in any way.

Many thanks,
Abdullah Shah

Susan Webb, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Abdullah Shah,

Many thanks for your email.

Reconfirming that no regular employees are paid under £8.75 an hour. The College offers zero hours contracts to provide cover during peak periods but does not rely on such contracts to fill established posts.

For this reason being exact with numbers is quite hard. As the number working on any particular date will fluctuate according to demand. For example if several staff are on holiday or ill and there is a large event or Conference on then it will be higher. If no such circumstances prevail then there won't be anyone working. Quite few casual workers during the summer are young workers looking to earn some money in the holidays and some of these will be under 18.

As at mid-August there were 49 people retained on zero hours contracts, but they would not all have been working (and therefore paid) at the same time, nor would they all be over 18 years.

I will investigate this further for you but am replying now so you get some kind of response to work with.

Further details about making a request to the College, including your rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/college/abou...

Information and advice about the Freedom of Information Act and making requests is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/officia...

Best wishes

Susan Webb
Information Compliance Officer
IT Department
Jesus College Cambridge
01223 339831
e-mail: [email address]

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Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Dear Susan Webb,

Thank you for your reply on the 26th of October. Following up on my email on the 25th of October could you answer this:

Please can you answer questions 3 and 4 taking into account CASUAL workers.

For reference here are the questions below (now with casual workers made explicitly clear):

3. As of August 15th 2018, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, over the age of 18, who are paid by the college and paid below £8.75 per hour.

4. As of August 15th 2018, the percentage of workers (employees or casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £8.75 per hour.

We would like to know out of those 49 people, how many of those were over the age of 18 as of the 15th of August 2018.

I would really appreciate a swift reply to this clarification if possible as I am working to a very tight deadline and do not want to misrepresent the college in any way.

Yours sincerely,

Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah

Susan Webb, Jesus College, Cambridge

Dear Syed Muhammad Abdullah Shah,

Question: As of August 15th 2018, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, over the age of 18, who are paid by the college and paid below £8.75 per hour.
Answer: 22 casual workers, no employees.

Question: As of August 15th 2018, the percentage of workers (employees or casual workers) in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £8.75 per hour.
Answer: On the 15 August, we had 232 staff and workers on the payroll. 22 of these were casual workers who were over 18 but paid less than £8.75 per hour. This equates to 9.4%. Casual staff also receive a free hot meal and free car parking on site if eligible as well as the standard holiday accrual in line with permanent staff members.

We would like to know out of those 49 people (casual workers), how many of those were over the age of 18 as of the 15th of August 2018.
Answer: 22 out of the 49 workers were over the age of 18.

Further details about making a request to the College, including your rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/college/abou...

Information and advice about the Freedom of Information Act and making requests is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/officia...

Best wishes

Susan Webb
Information Compliance Officer
IT Department
Jesus College Cambridge
01223 339831
e-mail: [email address]

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywSyed Muhammad Abdullah Shah mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.