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Students campaign for University fair pay

University fair pay

By Amy Wong The University of York Green Party and Liberal Democrat societies want all employees to earn a living wage The University of York’s Green Party and Liberal Democrats societies are working together to campaign for fairer pay at the University. The campaign is part of a national movement by the Young Greens, which was introduced to York by ... Read More »

Universities move to cut the number of zero-hours contracts

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Universities have pledged to take action over zero-hours contracts after concerns over thousands of teaching and research staff hired on such deals. A Sunday Herald survey found Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University have already “significantly” cut the number of such contracts. The University of the West of Scotland and Aberdeen and Glasgow universities said they were actively looking at ... Read More »

Bristol universities accused over ‘murky’ pay rises

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By Christopher Brown As strike action looms over staff pay, union said decisions made by universities to determine pay increases for vice-chancellors were unaccountable Bristol’s universities have been accused of refusing to release details of their vice-chancellors’ pay in a report into senior academic pay released last week. The University and College Union (UCU) said the University of the West ... Read More »

New talks over universities pay row

University and College Union

University employers and union bosses are set to hold fresh talks amid a continuing row over pay, it has been announced. The University and College Union (UCU) and a number of other trade unions have been running a campaign of industrial action, including national strikes, over a 1% pay rise offered to university staff for the 2013/14 academic year. UCU, ... Read More »

Scots universities accused of scrimping on pay

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BY CHRIS MARSHALL Scotland’s universities are spending a smaller proportion of their money on staff costs despite seeing their overall income rise to £3 billion last year, according to a new report. Research by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) found total income in the higher education sector rose by 6.4 per cent in 2012-13, with almost 58 per cent ... Read More »

Some university bosses ‘had 8% pay rise’ last year

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Bosses at some prominent universities had pay rises of over 8%, or £22,000, last year, new figures suggest. Analysis of vice-chancellor pay at 19 Russell Group institutions show an average salary of £293,000 in 2012-13. The figures from Times Higher Education magazine, reveal much higher rises for university top brass than the 1% agreed that year for rank-and-file staff. Sally ... Read More »

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