MANCHESTER UNITED have been labelled “beyond arrogant” for reportedly failing to pay all workers the ‘real’ Living Wage.
Campaigners also claimed the world’s richest team had repeatedly ignored requests for a meeting with chief Ed Woodward.
AFP Man Utd chief Ed Woodward is facing repeated calls to meet campaigners
The club are said to have pledged six months ago to respond to an open letter signed by almost 2,500 people calling for talks between Woodward and civil-society alliance Manchester Citizens.
But they reportedly did not reply and The Telegraph report five more requests went unanswered.
That prompted a demonstration outside Old Trafford ahead of tonight’s Premier League opener against Leicester.
Manchester Citizens, a branch of campaigning charity Citizens UK, paraded a giant football with messages demanding United pay at least £8.75 an hour.
PA:Empics Sport Old Traffords executive vice-chairman is yet to meet properly with campaigners to discuss pay at the club for all employees
A calendar was also shown in an attempt to shame executive vice-chairman Woodward into setting a date to meet fans.
Furqan Naeem from Manchester Citizens told the Telegraph: “As a Manchester United fan, I feel very ashamed.
“It is disgraceful that, despite us asking for meetings for six months, the club has been completely unresponsive.
“The fact that the richest club in the world doesn’t pay its staff – including caterers, cleaners and stewards – a wage they can live on is embarrassing.
“Everyone is entitled to a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”
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