Universities accused of scrimping on staff pay

Scotland’s universities are spending a smaller proportion of their money on staff costs despite seeing their overall income rise to £3 billion (US$4.9 billion) last year, according to a new report, writes Chris Marshall for The Scotsman.

Research by the Educational Institute of Scotland, or EIS, found that total income in the higher education sector rose by 6.4% in 2012-13, with almost 58% coming from public money.

The union released the figures as its lecturer members prepare to take part in another round of industrial action over pay, amid growing anger over salary increases awarded to senior management. University staff have staged a series of walkouts in protest over the 1% pay deal, which they say represents a 13% cut in real terms.
Full report on The Scotsman site