“Have a Heart Howard” – Liverpool University Members’ Valentine’s Day Message to Vice-Chancellor Newby

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Members at the University of Liverpool staff today presented a Valentine’s Day card for vice-chancellor Sir Howard Newby. 

 The staff are continuing their campaign against proposed cuts to their take-home pay.  University bosses want staff to kiss goodbye to as much as £1,800 per year – more than 10% of their earnings.  The staff provide vital services including catering, cleaning and security.  

 The University is cash-rich, with income from fees rising by over 25% in 2013 to reach nearly £160million.  ‘Grand-a-day’ vice-chancellor Newby has a pay package worth £360,000 a year. 

This Saturday, members of UNISON and Unite will be participating in an overtime ban which will impact on the University’s Post Application Visit Day (Open Day). 

 Paul Summers, Regional Organiser from UNISON North West said:

 ”It’s important that prospective students and their parents know how unhappy staff are with the way this University is being run.”

“University bosses need to act to end this dispute.  Their proposals to attack the lowest-paid staff are unfair and unnecessary.  They seem oblivious to the impact they are having on working people in Liverpool.  They need to think again.”    



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