University of Bristol - Brace yourselves

February 11, 2010

The vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol has warned staff that they face another year of wage restraint before national negotiations begin on pay for 2010-11. Eric Thomas says in a message to staff: "Given the financial pressures on the higher education sector and the cuts in funding that were announced by the Government before Christmas, this university ... will be indicating to the national negotiating body that another year of pay restraint is required." The senior management team had asked the remuneration committee to freeze its pay too, he adds.

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