Strike!

The strike is ON as yesterday’s negotiations offer no improvement. UCU negotiators met with the University and College Employer Association (UCEA) this week in the hope of finding a solution to the current dispute amidst growing anger over news that vice-chancellor pay rose by 6.1% last year. Regrettably UCEA made no improvement on the 1.1% … Continue reading Strike!

TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware the outsourcers’ razor

Hourly paid lecturers are being reorganised at Warwick Uni via TeachHigher, a new department linked with the employment and recruitment franchises already established by the university.  More details are here, including UCU's concern.  In the article bleow, also from the Times Higher, Benjamin Poore considers the ramifications for pay and conditions. TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware … Continue reading TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware the outsourcers’ razor

Branch Motions: USS Dispute and Anti-Casualisation

At a well attend branch meeting yesterday, it was unanimously agreed that the current proposal put forward in the USS Pensions dispute does not address many of concerns that members have with the pension reforms.  The meeting called for members to reject the proposal in the current e-ballot and for a Special HE Sector Conference … Continue reading Branch Motions: USS Dispute and Anti-Casualisation