Pension cuts pave path for mass exodus of university staff

Survey finds two-thirds of university staff are considering leaving the sector

Hope William-Smith
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University of Cambridge — a UCU member with staff active in the industrial disputes
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University of Cambridge — a UCU member with staff active in the industrial disputes

Cuts to pensions and deteriorating pay and working conditions are devestating the UK’s higher education (HE) sector, the University and College Union (UCU) has warned.

A survey of 6,761 university staff for the UCU's ‘UK Higher Education - a workforce in crisis' report found two in three are considering leaving HE in the next five years. The report - published...

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