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To: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam GB

Tell Oxfam: Pay your workers a fair wage!

After 2 days of strike action, our members voted to accept an improved offer which provides an additional £5.7m in payments to our lowest paid workers.

Oxfam has also committed to work with Unite to introduce a pay progression system and also explore new pay principles (including pay bands) to protect real incomes, and develop new evidence-based benchmarks for minimum wages that ensure all Oxfam GB employees receive a decent income for the hours that they work and are not experiencing in-work poverty.

Thank you so much for supporting us in our fight for fair pay!

Unite members at Oxfam are out on strike for the first time in the charity’s 81-year history.

Despite being a charity that aims “to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty”, we have seen our wages slashed by 21% since 2018.

At the same time, cash balances at Oxfam have increased by 48% since 2018, and at March 2022 the charity held £91 million in cash.

Oxfam wants to end poverty, while unnecessarily forcing its workers into it.

And now there’s word that Oxfam is looking to undermine our strike by using unpaid volunteers to cover striking workers!

This is a disgrace and we can’t let them get away with it.

Help us by sending this email to our CEO, Danny Sriskandarajah, to demand a fair pay rise.

Why is this important?

In a recent survey of Oxfam staff, 34% have had to make a choice between heating their house and feeding their family in the last 12 months. And more than 1 in 5 said they had not been able to pay their rent.

Meanwhile, Oxfam has more than doubled its reserve level to £35-45 million. And in 2011/22 the CEO’s salary was £121,000, that’s 6.7 times the pay of the average employee.

We deserve a pay rise, and Oxfam can well afford to give it to us.

Isn’t it time Oxfam ended poverty at Oxfam?

Take a look at this video highlighting the poverty workers at Oxfam are facing:




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