Tag: pay


Four weeks of strikes ahead as discussions fail

University staff are set to participate in another strike action over pensions, pay and working conditions starting on Thursday 20 February until 13 March. Staff from 74 universities, including UEA, will walk out later this month and in March, marking a second strike following the action in November and December last year, with only 60…


Students wanting refunds

Starting on the 25 November, over a million students will face disruption as academics from 60 universities signed up to strike over their pay and pension. More than 43,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking part in the eight-day walkout on Monday over disputes about pension and pay. University chiefs have…


‘We earned it. We deserve it. We demand it.’

University staff and members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking strike action over changes to their pension called the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The university staff who are striking are claiming the universities employers are ignoring pension experts and want staff members to pay more to assess the scheme. After the previous…


Women in Gaming

Many industries have a gender imbalance, with men securing jobs over their female counterparts. It’s no surprise that the gaming industry is one of the worst for this, with gaming employees and audiences alike being predominantly male.  One excellent example of this is in the UK, where 49% of men and 48% of women play…


This article is free

You can read this article for free. You get me, for no fee. It’s a sweet deal, and as Concrete’s a free student newspaper, it’s also a fair deal. Yet, profiting publications could charge you for this article and also refuse to pay me. Funny that. The word ‘fair’ is swatted away the older you…


VC pay to be dealt with by regulator

Sir Michael Barber, the chairman of the government’s new Office for Students (OfS), which begins operating next year, has said that Vice-Chancellor pay levels which are “out of kilter” with an institution’s performance will be exposed and dealt with by the new regulator. After controversy surrounding the pay of Bath University’s ex Vice- Chancellor, Barber…

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May 2022
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