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UCU Scotland comments on suspension of Dundee University principal

31 October 2019

Commenting on news that Dundee University principal Professor Andrew Atherton has been suspended for allegedly not paying rent, UCU Scotland official Mary Senior said: 'Universities have been beset by scandals over the pay and perks of those at the top for too long.

'Staff are being forced to ballot for strike action to try and reverse cuts to their pensions, pay and working conditions, while those at the top have grace and favour homes, massive pay rises and a sorry record of helping themselves.

'The time has come for far better scrutiny of the pay and perks of those at the top and fairer and pay and conditions for the rest of our university staff.'