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Co-sign our letter to Manchester United: pay a Living Wage

Please co-sign the letter from Manchester Citizens to Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, Manchester United. Scroll down and add your name. 


Dear Ed,

We are writing as representatives of the community - including individual members and institutions of Manchester Citizens, as well as local people, and some of your club’s official supporter organisations from around the UK - to request a meeting with you to discuss how we can work together to see Manchester United FC become a real Living Wage employer.

We’re asking you to do the right thing on behalf of the lowest paid staff at Manchester United football club, who have told us of their struggles on low pay in a time when football players are receiving a king’s ransom in wages every week.

We’re co-signing this letter as supporters of Manchester Citizens campaign on Premier League low pay. The action is part of Citizen’s UK’s wider national campaign encouraging both Manchester clubs and all clubs in the Premiership to pay a living wage...

Full text of letter available here

Yours sincerely,

Reverend Ian Rutherford, Co Chair, Greater Manchester Citizens and City Centre Minister at Methodist Central Hall, Manchester

Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford

Lynn Sbaih, Coordinator, GM Living Wage Campaign, Greater Manchester

Steven North, Branch Secretary, Salford City UNISON and North West Representative to UNISON National Executive Council

Kate Green MP, Stretford and Urmston

Tom Skinner, Director, Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Matthew Gardiner, Chief Executive, Trafford Housing Trust

Jack Swan, President of Oak House Residence Association

Peter Wood, Branch Secretary & Chairman of MUSC Edinburgh Branch

Jack Houghton, Executive Community Officer of University of Manchester Students’ Union

Will Ranger, President, University of Manchester Living Wage Campaign

Ashraf Ali, General Manager, British Muslim Heritage Centre

Father William Pearsall, SJ, Universities Catholic Chaplaincy

Alexander Tayler, General Secretary, University of Manchester Students’ Union

Dr Usman Choudry, Trustee, Cheadle Muslim Association

Mark Wiggin, Director, Caritas Salford

Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Jacksons Row Synagogue


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