Senior pay – the number of people on salaries of over £100,000 per annum is at a record high.
Senior staff are not covered by New JNCHES collective bargaining – their pay is dealt with privately. The EIS welcomes the rising number of academics who earn over £100k as a reflection of the value of university education, but we want academics’ pay to be so well funded that all academics get a fair share of the cake – i.e. we want fair pay and universities paying all staff fairly not just those in senior roles…
Clearly, not all university staff are in this cost-of-living crisis together.
The number of senior staff earning double the amount that experienced ordinary lecturers are earning has grown by around 40% since 2015.
We believe that all staff worked hard, grappling with increasing workloads during the pandemic – not just the senior staff. All deserve a fair pay rise.
And we’re not asking for universities to bankrupt themselves with an improved pay offer; they have £5bn in reserves in Scotland alone. We therefore demand that all universities pay all staff fairly and raise their paltry 3% offer for 2022-23 as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies.
If you think university pay policy is unfair and that all staff need an inflationary pay rise, then you will need to take action.
Your ULA Executive recommends you vote YES to action short of strike and YES to strike action. It only takes a couple of minutes to vote and we need your support to challenge this unfair situation. Members must step up to take action if you want the pay cuts to stop. Thanks to all who have played their part by voting, so far!
If you have any questions please contact National Officer Shepherd directly at email@example.com.