Some of the reasons why I’ll be on strike on Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013

  • Over 10,000 employees in UK universities are paid less than the Living Wage. [1]
  • University vice-chancellors earn around 15 times more than their lowest paid staff – one of the largest pay gaps in the public sector [2]
  • 13% cut in value of pay since 2008 (taking inflation into consideration) [3]
  • Median pay has dropped in absolute terms since 2008 by over 2% [4]
  • “The most vulnerable and the lowest paid jobs, often part-time and fixed term, are disproportionately held by women and BME colleagues” [5]