Employers are still only offering a 1% pay rise, amounting to a massive decrease in real terms for Higher Education Staff pay. In spite of this, across the country wardens and vice-chancellors are receiving much larger pay rises (including here at Goldsmiths). The sector reports record surpluses but still refuses to pay staff fairly. For these reasons, UCU will be taking strike action today (Thursday 6th February), along with other Higher Education staff unions.
To find out more about the context of this dispute, have a look at this article on openDemocracy, from our own branch secretary:http://tinyurl.com/of4dsk4