The 2017 University of York Gender Pay Gap (GPG) report was published last March. At the University of York the GPG is on average 19.31%. Fighting the underlying causes of this shocking figure should be a priority. While the report states that addressing the GPG is a high priority to the University’s senior team, they have fallen very short when it comes to taking responsibility for it and proposing a way forward.
Many colleagues have expressed their disappointment and anger at the desultory tone of the report, and a group of them have drafted two open letters, one to the Vice-Chancellor and the other to the members of the University Executive Board, the Registrar, and Pro-Vice-Chancellors of the University of York. The open letters can be found on the links below, and urge senior management to prompt and meaningful action on the GPG.
The York UCU exec committee is supportive of these letters and have contributed to their content. However, this is a joint effort beyond the union and includes a wide range of staff. We urge you to sign and circulate these open letters to friends and contacts who may not be in the union, particularly students. We are the university and this affects us all.