Women penalised

May 16, 2003

The higher education white paper could widen gender inequalities in universities.

A motion from the AUT's annual women's meeting, carried unanimously, said that plans for performance-related pay could widen the pay gap between men and women. Plans for teaching-only departments would also hit women hardest, because they worked disproportionately in teaching-focused institutions. Women could lose career mobility if they were cut off from research.

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