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Students and unions criticise wage hikes for vice-chancellors

3 JAN 2014
Topic : Education News

Students and unions have spoken out against reports that wages for university vice-chancellors at top research universities have risen on average by 8.1%, with some receiving salaries of more than £400,000.

The news of pay rises at the top comes in the wake of recent university staff strikes over poor wages and pensions.

Haydn Morris, chair of the Unite national education committee says: “This smacks of rank hypocrisy, given that university staff have endured a six-year pay drought which has seen a 13% cut in pay in real terms since 2008.

“On the day that the cost of living crisis has again been highlighted by the leap in rail fares, the university bosses are lining their own substantial pockets, while those staff that keep Britain in the top 10 world university league table struggle to make ends meet.”

Read full article: The Guardian