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Bristol's New Deal


Bristol's New Deal is an ambitious new campaign for the final term at Bristol this year. With a new fee regime sadly in place for next academic year (2012/13) it's time students demanded more for their money.


With the huge amounts of extra income coming from students' pockets, we deserve to be given a greater say in how our university is run. We want to learn in an institution that better values its staff and listens to its students.


Therefore we demand a New Deal for all at Bristol:


1. Students are given a voice wherever important decisions are made with full representation on university council, on all council committees and on the university planning and resources committee (UPARC).


2. The university becomes an official living wage employer, declaring that it pays no staff less than the minimum cost needed to live in Bristol, £7.20 per hour.


3. The university implement a pay-ratio system, as other public institutions have done successfully, whereby no member of staff is paid more than ten times that of another, pro rata.


To pledge your voice to this campaign, click here!


Join the Facebook campaign page and share it with your mates.


For more information on pay ratios, click here and here.


For more information on the living wage, click here and here.


More media and resources:


For more information on staff pay at Russell Group universities like Bristol click here


Unison are also currently running a campaign to get college and University staff the living wage. Click here for more info


For more information contact:


Call: (0117) 331 8637

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The Richmond Building
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