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Staff pay cut could prolong strikes, say UCU

University staff who are on strike will have their pay withheld by 25 percent for every day of ‘partial performance’ at work, including not rescheduling cancelled classes. UEA emailed all staff to say that where they are taking action short of a strike (known as ASOS) in connection with the ongoing UCU industrial action, 25…

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Staff pension strikes begin

The first two days of industrial action from UEA staff last week saw students join staff on two picket lines, to protest plans to change pensions. On Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February, staff belonging to the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) did not turn up for work. The first week of the strike…

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Confessions of a reluctant striker

UEA is in my DNA. From the time I came to the university as a mature student in 1996 to study Politics, before going on to a MA in International Relations. I moved to another university to take my PhD and first academic post before returning as a junior lecturer in 2007. I returned to…

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UEA staff to strike over pensions dispute

The University and College Union (UCU) recently announced plans for 14 days of industrial action, beginning with a two day strike on Thursday 22 February. Staff at 61 universities including UEA have pledged their support to the action in response to pension changes that could see them losing £200,000 each during their retirement. The joint…

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Vice chancellors’ salaries rise 14% in five years

University vice chancellors’ salaries have increased by 10% in the past year alone and by 14% in the past five years. These increases are in comparison with an average rise of just 5% for other university staff. Vice chancellors received an average salary of £272,432 for the 2014-15 academic year, an amount 6.7 times the…

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UCU: wage audits to help close gender gap

Recent research carried out by the Times Higher Education Magazine found female academics are still paid on average £7,500 less than their male colleagues. While the research suggests that some progress has been made since the last full audit of 2005-06, the data indicates a gender pay gap is still prevalent across academia. This follows…

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