We’re having an open meeting on university IT to discuss:
Manchester University UCU’s vote to strike over major outsourcing of IT services. Dr Adam Ozanne, president of University of Manchester UCU, is coming over to talk to us about the background to their dispute and what they hope to do.
Issues affecting IT staff and all IT users at Leeds.
Monday 7 December
1pm – 2pm, Roger Stevens LT03 (7.03)
The UCU’s Freedom of Information request on VC and Principals’ pay revealed that in 2013/14, the average vice-chancellor salary for was £260,290. Eighteen vice- chancellors enjoyed a pay increase of more than 10%, with the largest being 70.2%. On average vice-chancellors were paid 6.4 times more than the average salary of staff. The union’s data also found that 20 institutions had more than 100 members of staff earning over £100,000 a year. This has roughly doubled in the last two years.
It is the trade unions’ view that the increases in reward and the increasing numbers of senior staff attracting six figure salaries, should be seen in the context of the perceived lack of fairness, transparency and balance when real-term pay cuts continue to be the experience of the vast majority of HE staff.
For Leeds senior staff pay, you can see the report of the remuneration committee 2014-15 online at papers.leeds.ac.ukCouncil > 2015-16 > Papers > Annual report from Remuneration Committee to see what the average increase in University of Leeds wages for those at grade 10 has been before the 1% pay increase. This paper is not yet public, at the time of publishing this blog, and will only be visible to UoL staff when it is. The pay of senior executive staff, including that of the Vice-Chancellor is published openly in the University’s annual reports.
All I want for Christmas is…..
JOB SECURITY FOR ALL
Sing alternative carols & help decorate our anti-casualisation Christmas tree!
Write your own experience of not having job security on the back of a job security Christmas bauble an bring it along to decorate the tree.
Thursday 19th November
12:30 – 1:30
By the ‘wavy lines’ sculpture, the Refectory foyer if weather is bad
Followed by a meeting for academic & academic-related staff on fixed-term contracts at 1.30 in Clothworkers North Building LT (G.12)