Employment practices, including employees earning less than £7.65/hour

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to employment practices. I would like to know the following, as of November 2013:

1. The number of staff currently employed by the college, whether full time or part time, being paid under £7.65 an hour (excluding benefits).
2. The number of staff employed by the college who are working on zero-hours contracts (i.e. staff who are ‘on call’ but have no contractually set hours of work).
3. The number of staff employed, if any, who have opted out of the Working Time Regulations and work, or have worked, for more than 48 hours per week for the college.
4. Whether the college sub-contracts any external employment agencies to provide staff, and if so the names of these agencies and (if you hold the information) the number of outsourced staff who are paid below £7.65 per hour.

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

Yours faithfully,

P Brady


On behalf of the Cambridge University Living Wage Campaign

Dr S. Hampton,

Dear Mr Brady,

The answer to your FOI requests are as follows:

1. 53. I would wish to underline, however, that if benefits (e.g.
generous pension contribution, free meals and access to a gym) were
included, the number would be very significantly lower.

2. 34. Almost all are casual catering or temporary library staff where
such contracts are normal.

3. Up to 8 members of the catering staff have occasionally worked more
than 48 hours per week, but they do not do so on a regular basis.

4. The college uses that Cambridge University Temporary Employment
Service; but no staff from this source are paid under £7.65 per hour

Yours sincerely,

Dr Stephen Hampton

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The Rev'd Dr Stephen Hampton
Dean and Senior Tutor
Peterhouse
Cambridge CB2 1RD

01223 338 217

Dr S. Hampton,

Dear Mr Brady,

The answer to your FOI requests are as follows:

1. 53. I would wish to underline, however, that if benefits (e.g.
generous pension contribution, free meals and access to a gym) were
included, the number would be very significantly lower.

2. 34. Almost all are casual catering or temporary library staff where
such contracts are normal.

3. Up to 8 members of the catering staff have occasionally worked more
than 48 hours per week, but they do not do so on a regular basis.

4. The college uses that Cambridge University Temporary Employment
Service; but no staff from this source are paid under £7.65 per hour

Yours sincerely,

Dr Stephen Hampton

--
The Rev'd Dr Stephen Hampton
Dean and Senior Tutor
Peterhouse
Cambridge CB2 1RD

01223 338 217

Dear Dr S. Hampton,

Many thanks for this full and prompt response, it is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

P Brady

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