Monthly Archives: January 2018

Letter to Guardian

  University pension ‘crisis’ triggered by HE market madness Published in the Guardian as University staff are right to be striking (30 January 2018)  Add your name The university employers have provoked the largest vote for industrial action ever seen in … Continue reading

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Essex University invokes ‘capability’ for research staff after mini-REF, and claims probationary lecturers ‘not academics’

From the national UCU website: In September 2017, approximately one-eighth of the research-active staff were sent letters warning that their positions might be in danger, including the invocation of Capability proceedings to remove them from their jobs. This represents an alarming … Continue reading

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