College heads avoid payback time

“Remarkably, there was no discussion about a voluntary pay cut when the seven university heads met in Cork last week. At previous meetings, the idea of such a cut has been floated by some college heads. But there seem to be few takers for a pay cut, despite the economic crisis and the daily calls for a new kind of patriotism. Taking a voluntary pay cut would make good strategic sense for the presidents – and give them little real pain …” (more)

[Irish Times, 3 February]

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