Jobs freeze looms as pay cuts ‘panic’ grips colleges

“A new HSE-style jobs freeze looms for the university sector as it struggles to cope with the Government’s pay-cut demands. Two universities have already imposed a jobs embargo and others may have to leave posts vacant because of a cash crisis that has been described as provoking “near panic”. But one senior administrator said a complete embargo would not work as students would sue if lectures could not be delivered because of unfilled teaching posts …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 3 September]

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