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College staff fail to narrow pay gap with their leaders

Unions call for college principals’ pay to be scrutinised as part of national bargaining

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A return to national bargaining may have brought significant pay increases for teaching and support staff in Scottish colleges, but it has barely narrowed the gap with their generously rewarded leaders, a Tes Scotland analysis has revealed.

According to the most recent available college accounts, principals at Scotland’s incorporated colleges earn on average 3.7 times more than the median staff remuneration at their colleges. This is roughly on a par with the ratio in 2015-16, when the multiple was 3.8, despite the fact that the median remuneration for staff has increased in all but three of ...

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