Wednesday, July 20, 2005


If you're reading this from a university, and wondering where all the staff are, they're on strike today. If you don't like this, then maybe you should contact your VC and ask them to give their staff a pay rise.


Unless you're at Otago, where it's all systems go, as the staff have been (at least temporarily) bought off with a 5% pay increase and a vague statement from the Vice Chancellor to the effect he wouldn't mind a multi-employer collective agreement, subject to conditions which can never be met.

Posted by dc_red : 7/20/2005 10:00:00 AM

I wonder if John Key and Don Brash would call pay rises for University staff "waste" and hold University funding to 2005 levels...


Posted by Anonymous : 7/20/2005 10:24:00 AM

They've more or less said that they'll solve the student loan problem by cutting funding to student loans, so that instead of running up a huge loan, you won't be able to go to university all.

Back to the days when a higher education was for "mainstream" people whose parents could afford to pay - not those scummy poor people Labour let go to uni.

Posted by Rich : 7/20/2005 03:57:00 PM