Newcastle United confirmed on Sunday that they will be making a change to the amount their staff is paid.

In a statement on the club’s official website, the Magpies wrote that they have made an application to the Living Wage Foundation. That will allow the club to become a Living Wage Employer.

As of February 1st 2022, the ‘minimum’ wage at Newcastle United has been increased. Rather than play employees the government’s minimum hourly rate or the National Living Wage, they will be paid what is called the ‘real living wage’. That means employees will now earn £9.90 per hour.

It’s another step in the rebuild of Newcastle United. The new owners continue to make a difference on and off the pitch.

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As part of the announcement, Amanda Staveley said: “This is an important part of our people strategy as we work together to deliver our new vision.”

Her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi reacted to the news on Twitter, simply writing: “Onwards and upwards.”

New owners making Newcastle ‘United’ once again

The club is barely recognisable to what it was just over four months ago. On October 7th 2021, everything changed. It went from hopeless to hopeful.

And it’s not just about matters on the pitch. The new Toon owners are making a difference off it too.

They’ve provided a boost to the foodbank, with Jamie Reuben’s family doubling whatever they make on a matchday for the rest of the season.

We’ve seen Staveley and Ghodoussi appear at the Newcastle Foundation event last year shortly after taking over, while the latter is taking a keen interest in the Women’s team.

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New players have arrived to help the club’s Premier League survival bid, with £90million spend. Meanwhile, there’ll be a new training ground in the future to help those players improve.

The Sports Direct signs have gone, creating a cleaner St James’ Park that is ready for the future ahead.

As for the people working behind the scenes, the matchday staff for example, they will be paid more for their services.

It’s another step in the right direction for Newcastle United. The new owners continue to impress the fans, improve the club and help the community.

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