London Metropolitan University - Keep pay promise, union urges

February 21, 2008

Lecturers have called on funding chiefs to claw back money from London Metropolitan University after the institution said it could not afford to implement pay and progression reforms. In a bulletin to staff last year, the university said it had set aside £3 million to implement the national framework agreement, but a fall in student recruitment meant implementation was now untenable. The London Met branch of the University and College Union estimates that the university has received more than £10 million under the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Rewarding and Developing Staff initiative since 2001-02. It argues that some of this should have been spent on modernising pay.

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