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April, 2013:

17 redundancies in UKOLN

17 people have received redundancy notices following the withdrawal of JISC funding for their posts.  Most were shocked to find that the University pays only statutory redundancy pay, far less than the payments made at Bath Spa and some other universities.   UCU is continuing to negotiate on behalf of members who are affected.   The redundancies have highlighted a number of concerns about the university’s approach to redundancy avoidance.   You can read more from one of the UKOLN staff here

Mirror Mirror … VC pay surge shows no signs of abating

The Daily Mirror picked up on the extraordinary surge in Vice Chancellor’s pay, including the pay of the Bath VC.  For a fuller report of latest developments see the latest THE survey.  THE also has a link to average academic staff salaries at UK universities.