UCU said today it wouldn't take lectures on idleness from reality TV contestant Katie Hopkins. In a Twitter tirade, Hopkins said she was on her way to the University of Warwick today and warned UCU members to get their 'idle arses off strike and back in the lecture theatres pronto.'
The amount of money invested in training by employers dropped by 5% between 2011 and 2013, despite the fact that employers say more than one in five positions (22%) are hard to fill because of a lack of skills, qualifications or experience, according to a report released today.
UCU announced today Monday that it is balloting its members at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for strike action in a row over job losses and changes to agreements over pay and grading for academic staff.
UCU said today that any university that tries to dock a full day's pay from staff taking two hours' strike action on Thursday would face a legal challenge and an escalation of industrial action at their institution.
The vice-chancellor of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), who is threatening to dock a full day's pay from staff who are on strike for two hours on Thursday, received an annual 6.5% pay increase to take his salary up to £321,000.