Employment Conditions 2021

Chloe SU made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Magdalene 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 February 26th 2021, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers), over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including holiday pay.
2. As of February 26th 2021, the number of workers (employees or casual workers), if any, in the college in non-academic/administrative positions who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.
3. As of February 26th 2021, 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 £9.50 per hour.
4. The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff in the two years prior to January 2021.
5. 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 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to February 1st 2020.
6. 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 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to February 1st 2020, who were paid below £9.50 per hour.
7. The total number of staff who earned over £50,000 in the most recent financial year
8. The total number of staff who earned over £80,000 in the most recent financial year.
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Yours faithfully,

Chloe Newbold

Kathryn Gee,

Dear Chloe

 

I refer to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
regarding employment conditions. The College responses are given below, in
bold.

 

1. As of February 26th 2021, the exact lowest hourly wage (excluding
benefits) paid by the college to workers (employees or casual workers),
over the age of 18, who are not trainees or apprentices, not including
holiday pay.

Of all those paid in February 2021 the lowest hourly wage paid by the
college to workers over the age of 18 who are not trainees or
apprentices was £9.50

 

2. As of February 26th 2021, the number of workers (employees or casual
workers), if any, in the college in non-academic/administrative positions
who are over the age of 18 and paid below £9.50 per hour.

0 (see 1)

 

3. As of February 26th 2021, 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 £9.50 per hour.

0% (see 1)

 

4. The name(s) of any external employment agencies used to provide staff
in the two years prior to January 2021.

Manpower, Hays, Select, Pure, Robert Half, Interaction, Workshop, Blue
Arrow

 

5. 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 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to
February 1st 2020.

Information not held

 

6. 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 12 or more consecutive weeks, in the year prior to
February 1st 2020, who were paid below £9.50 per hour.

Information not held

 

7. The total number of staff who earned over £50,000 in the most recent
financial year

0-5*

 

8. The total number of staff who earned over £80,000 in the most recent
financial year.

0-5*

 

* The range 0-5 is used where very small numbers are involved as the
release the precise figure would risk identification of the personal data
of individuals. This is exempt under section 40(2) of the Act (Personal
Data) - the processing of this information for disclosure under FOI would
be unlawful or unfair and contravene principle (a) of the GDPR. For this
reason it is also not possible to break the information down by
department.

 

The College’s complaints procedure provides for an internal review of the
decisions regarding this response if you are dissatisfied with it.  You
should let me know if you wish to use it, letting me know your reasons for
dissatisfaction and any other matters to which the College should have
regard.  The review will be conducted by another officer of the College
who was not involved in responding to the original request. 

 

You have a right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision
whether, in any specified respect, your request to the College for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act.  Details may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Kind regards

Kathryn

 

On behalf of the Freedom of Information Officer

 

Kathryn Gee

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar

Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG Tel: 01223 330575

Registered Charity Number 1137542

 

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