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UK: Lecturers’ pay may be docked for marking boycott

UK: Lecturers’ pay may be docked for marking boycott | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Universities throughout the UK have warned they will dock lecturers’ pay in an unprecedented move which threatens to bring the entire higher education system to a standstill.

University employers have made the dramatic move in the wake of a planned lecturers’ boycott of marking this year’s degrees in protest over being offered just a one per cent pay increase.

Employers’ leaders said they were forced to take drastic steps in the wake of the rise in tuition fees to £9,000 a year, because they feared students or parents could take legal action if they failed to try and ensure degrees were marked on time. (...) - by Richard Garner, The Independent, 11 April 2014

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UK: Does anyone care if academics go on strike?

UK: Does anyone care if academics go on strike? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

We ask university lecturers and others in the higher education sector who cares if academics stop work (...) - by Harriet Swain, The Guardian, 18 November 2013

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UK: Lecturers, would you boycott marking if the university pay dispute continues?

UK: Lecturers, would you boycott marking if the university pay dispute continues? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The University and College Union has called for lecturers to join a marking boycott if the pay dispute is not resolved. Cast your vote in our poll and tell us if you would take part.

The University and College Union (UCU) has given the green light for a marking boycott if university employers continue to refuse to strike a deal over pay.

The union said a marking boycott is its "ultimate sanction", which it says will be implemented from 28 April if the bitter pay dispute between universities and staff is not resolved. (...) by Claire Shaw, The Guardian, 17 February, 2014

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