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A Living Wage for Manchester United workers



Manchester United is one of the world's most successful and wealthiest clubs - we have lots to be proud of, but right now the very people who make our games at the Old Trafford stadium possible are struggling to keep their heads above water and make ends meet. 

The Living Wage is based on the true cost of living, yet all our cleaners, caterers, security workers are on nothing more than the minimum wage... surely nobody who works at Man Utd should have to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table?

Our voice as Man Utd fans is so, so important. People like Executive Vice Chair Ed Woodward are more likely to listen to us than anyone else, even the workers themselves!

Greater Manchester Citizens - an alliance of community organisations - are calling on our club to give staff the pay rise they deserve. Do you support our call? If so, why? We would love to hear what you think.

Thank you,

Furqan Naeem
Community Organiser and United season ticket holder


Showing 19 reactions

  • Catherine Finn
    commented 2018-08-08 12:42:39 +0100
    Absolutely no excuse for this to be happening. The players and executives wouldn’t miss a small pay cut to cover the cost of paying their fellow workers a proper wage.
  • Wendy Whiteman
    commented 2018-08-08 12:23:34 +0100
    I am a member of the supporters club and this is shocking! This is one of the richest and most famous clubs in the world. Come on Man Utd, get this sorted NOW!
  • Robert McCaighy
    commented 2018-08-08 11:54:28 +0100
    I believe that people who work for Manchester United deserve a living wage. They are ambassadors for the club so should be rewarded for the excellent work that they do. Paying them minimal wage is cheap and tells them the club don’t value their work. The club can afford to pay a decent wage and should pave the way to other big organisations to do the same.

    Come on United, sort this out!!
  • Mazhar Siddiqi
    commented 2018-08-08 09:45:38 +0100
  • Jacques Venter
    commented 2018-08-08 09:34:57 +0100
    Our club should something to be proud of, a family that takes care of one another. It’s more than just a club, it’s the richest club in the world so why do the people who contribute towards it’s success have to struggle to make ends meet.


    Come on United do the right thing and pay everyone a real living wage.
  • Mark Rees
    commented 2018-08-08 06:43:20 +0100
  • Malc Lucas
    commented 2018-08-08 05:57:47 +0100
    Come on United do the decent thing, we might even get some good publicity.
  • John Frankish
    commented 2018-08-07 22:53:25 +0100
  • Natalie Somers
    commented 2018-08-07 22:00:47 +0100
    Manchester United Football Club should pay its staff more than the living wage not just the living wage. It is inexcusable for a club of this stature to fail to do so. The staff who work behind the scenes work tirelessly and deserve a wage that merits their hard work and dedication to the club. Reward that loyalty and pay your staff a wage that is based on the true cost of living and uphold the image and integrity of this magnificent football club.
  • Tony Moss
    commented 2018-08-07 21:29:53 +0100
    In this day and age everyone should be earning a living wage, not living from hand to mouth. Pay up United. We keep hearing that we are the richest club in the world give some of the profits to the men and women without whom our club couldn’t survive
  • John Margett
    followed this page 2018-08-07 20:47:43 +0100
  • Joe Warren
    commented 2018-08-07 17:13:21 +0100
    Of cause everyone works extramy hard at Manchester united and their pay should reflect that..

    The biggest club in the world to pay the staff poorly is un excusable
  • Abfikarim Abdi Adan
    commented 2018-08-07 16:28:27 +0100
    Man utd should pay above the living wage.
  • Allan Fagan
    commented 2018-08-07 16:01:26 +0100
    There’s no excuse for not paying all workers the living wage nowadays. Get it sorted
  • Philip Noel Harris
    commented 2018-08-06 20:55:26 +0100
    Philip noel Harris
  • Philip Frith
    commented 2018-08-06 19:47:40 +0100
    All workers should be paid living wage
  • Stephen Hackett
    commented 2018-08-06 19:17:20 +0100
    It makes the club look tight and unfair surly the welfare of all staff should be paramount also increasing the image of the club as fair
  • Fiona Mackay
    commented 2018-08-06 18:48:09 +0100
  • Andy May
    commented 2018-08-06 17:23:55 +0100
    It seems only fair that the richest club in the league – and the world – pay ALL workers enough to live on. Ed Woodward please sort this out!

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