Reward and remuneration

Bournemouth Echo: Reward and remuneration Reward and remuneration

JOHN Vinney, the vice chancellor of Bournemouth University, may be worth every penny of his £211,000 salary.

But what many may find difficult to swallow is his 19 per cent pay rise at a time of austerity and when his staff aren’t getting anywhere near that eye-watering increase. Public figures often hide behind the fig leaf of remuneration committees and that seems to the case here. Given the opportunity to talk about his pay rise through the Echo, Professor Vinney has declined. He might feel he doesn’t need to justify taking the cash on offer. Others may beg to differ.

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1:36pm Thu 9 Jan 14

losthope says...

I'm not surprised that Mr Vinney feels no need to talk about the way that he picked two different industry standards when looking at salaries. One for the staff, which covered all the industry, and one for himself and his high ranking colleagues, which ranked Bournemouth University in the same league as Oxford and Cambridge.

Which, while not in any way denigrating all the things it does do well, it most definitely is not.

At a time when redundancies are in the air yet again, these sorts of pay rises are not only sick, but morale destroying for all who work there, be they academics or support staff.
I'm not surprised that Mr Vinney feels no need to talk about the way that he picked two different industry standards when looking at salaries. One for the staff, which covered all the industry, and one for himself and his high ranking colleagues, which ranked Bournemouth University in the same league as Oxford and Cambridge. Which, while not in any way denigrating all the things it does do well, it most definitely is not. At a time when redundancies are in the air yet again, these sorts of pay rises are not only sick, but morale destroying for all who work there, be they academics or support staff. losthope

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