University unions are angry about the living standards of their members going down – today EIS are taking industrial action and striking over this.
All other unions have shown their anger at the living standards of their members going down, although only EIS has chosen to strike.
Meanwhile figures released by EIS suggest the universities’ claim of being cash strapped is far from the truth. Here are the figures supplied by EIS, and why people are angry.
|Reserves by Scottish HEI||2011||2010||% Rise|
|University of Edinburgh||1,203,948,000||1,117,718,000||7.7|
|University of Glasgow||342,680,000||312,915,000||9.5|
|University of Aberdeen||328,704,000||327,065,000||0.5|
|The Robert Gordon University||179,878,000||175,495,000||2.5|
|Glasgow Caledonian University||141,088,000||136,755,000||3.2|
|University of Strathclyde||133,272,000||135,846,000||-1.9|
|University of St Andrews||74,634,000||66,773,000||11.8|
|University of Stirling||36,474,000||22,566,000||61.6|
|Edinburgh Napier University||34,258,000||19,094,000||79.4|
|University of Dundee||31,644,000||26,883,000||17.7|
|University of The West of Scotland||28,565,000||10,196,000||180.1|
|University of Abertay Dundee||20,088,000||16,732,000||20.1|
|Queen Margaret University||15,412,000||13,546,000||13.8|
|Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||12,193,000||7,085,000||72.1|
|The Glasgow School of Art||11,744,000||15,714,000||-25.3|
|University of the Highlands and Islands||112,000||848,000||-86.8|