Bournemouth managers under fire over pay rises
By . A union has attacked managers at Bournemouth University for receiving what it describes as a 30 per cent pay rise.
Six top managers at Bournemouth secured the deal, while nationally university bosses offered staff a 1 per cent pay rise. The University and College Union (UCU) said that staff have experienced a 13 per cent pay cut in real terms since 2009. UCU members have walked out twice over pay as part of a national dispute.
At the same time, the vice-chancellor of Bournemouth received a salary increase of 19 per cent, according to the university’s 2012-13 financial statements, published in December. John Vinney was paid a salary of £211,000, up from £178,000 the previous year. Professor Vinney’s overall pay package, including pension contributions, tops £244,000 - a rise of 22 per cent since he was appointed in 2010, the UCU said. More...