Petition for fair pay
We the undersigned are students who are unhappy with how the industrial dispute between staff and management has impacted on this year’s education.
We stand by the lecturers and university staff reasoning for strikes however we are concerned over the threat of a marking boycott and what this will mean for students who are graduating or students who need grades to progress in university or for finance and support.
However we also believe that the cuts to lecturers and university staff pay have been unfair, especially considering the high salary of individuals such as the vice chancellor and chancellor.
1) We therefore urge for university management to go back into negotiations with staff and union representative to work out a fair pay settlement, which includes a living wage for the lowest paid staff
2) We also believe that the pay that the strikers have lost and any future pay is given to the student hardship fund rather than being kept by the university.
3) We believe us as students should not be hindered in exams, essays and dissertations by any decisions made during the marking boycott of using non specialists to mark our work