The UCU is now offering free membership to the thousands of PhD students who also teach in our universities –
and it could be a real game-changer, says SALLY HUNT
Tuesday 12th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
LECTURERS in further education are being consulted on strike action after seeing their pay fall in value by almost a quarter since 2009.
Despite the plummeting value of lecturers’ salaries, college bosses say they are not in a position to award any pay increase this year.
Saturday 9th Sep 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Tories moot punishing vice-chancellors on over £150,000
Friday 8th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
MORE than two-thirds of university bosses sit on committees that decide their own pay, research by the University and College Union (UCU) revealed yesterday.
The study found a lack of transparency over vice-chancellors’ salaries, with former education minister Lord Adonis, a key...
Thursday 24th Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
BOSSES at Teesside University have been accused of banning union representatives from attending a meeting called to discuss the future of 27 professors.
The professors at the university in north-east England were told earlier this month that they must re-apply for their jobs.
Saturday 22nd Jul 2017
HUNDREDS of teaching jobs are under threat at Nottingham College as managers try to rush through a murky “restructuring” plan, their union warned yesterday.
The University and College Union (UCU) said lecturers were being kept in the dark about details of the plan to axe...
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017
LECTURERS called on universities yesterday to reveal the extravagant pay and perks of greedy bosses to the public.
The University and College Union (UCU) said the “murky world” of vice-chancellors’ pay should be made transparent, arguing their pay should be laid bare...
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
The new higher education rankings system is unfair and not fit for purpose, writes SALLY HUNT
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
FORMER chancellor George Osborne, who presided over the sweeping austerity which has rocked the country, has been awarded his sixth job — professor of economics at the University of Manchester.
The university, which has just recently announced it is to sack 171 staff members,...
Friday 30th Jun 2017
DARLINGTON COLLEGE staff called off their protest yesterday after management finally agreed to talks.
The academics, who are members of the University and College Union (UCU), have suffered a five-year pay freeze despite their teaching hours increasing by more than 4 per cent.
Thursday 22nd Jun 2017