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To: College Council, Royal Holloway, University of London

Fair Pay at RHUL! Oppose the Principal's pay rise

Fair Pay at RHUL! Oppose the Principal's pay rise

We call upon the Council of Royal Holloway, University of London to:

- Publicly justify pay rises for the Principal and his management team.
- Given the low levels of student investment, donate any proposed pay rises for the Principal to strengthening the 'student experience'
- Instead of seeking conflict, instruct the Principal to begin negotiating and consulting with staff over pay and conditions that befits modern industrial relations
- Instruct the Principal to press UCEA to re-open negotiations and make a fair pay settlement that will avoid the damaging impact of a marking boycott.
- Opens a dialogue with all campus unions (including SURHUL) about fair pay as part of the broader strategy of investing in our College.

Why is this important?

We, the undersigned, are students, alumni and staff of Royal Holloway, University of London concerned about the recent pay rises awarded the Principal Paul Layzell. In 2012-2013, Professor Layzell was awarded an £8,000 pay rise of 3%, which he is yet to justify and we still do not know whether he was in receipt of a pay rise in 2013-2014.

How it will be delivered

In person to College Council at the end of March

Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

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2014-06-26 17:21:27 +0100

The college have replied to the lobby and petition with this response.

Thanks to everyone for helping to give this issue exposure and spark a national debate on the issue.

2014-03-17 15:27:11 +0000

We're nearly at 550 signatures. Let's try and get to 600 before we lobby council this Wednesday!

More info here:

2014-03-05 22:02:10 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-02-28 00:45:58 +0000

Wow, 143 signatures in just a few hours.

Keep sharing this round folks.

It's not fair that while frontline staff get a sub-inflationary 1% pay rise that the Principal gets £8K!


2014-02-27 22:21:31 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-02-27 20:21:19 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-02-27 19:40:02 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-27 18:14:54 +0000

10 signatures reached