University of Auckland’s boss Stuart McCutcheon received an increase in his remuneration of between $40,000-$60,000, according to data released by the State Services Commission. The vice-chancellor now has a remuneration package of between $640,000 and $649,999.
TEU national president Sandra Grey says Professor McCutcheon was the third highest paid public sector employee in New Zealand.
“The 6-10 percent increase in his remuneration package is more than the salary for an entire staff member.”
“Many academic staff have gone without a pay rise all year because they will not agree to the university removing important academic conditions from their collective agreement.”
“We don’t begrudge anyone being paid well for doing a tough job,” said Dr Grey, “but the university needs to question whether it has got its priorities right when it further rewards its highest paid staff member while undermining important academic conditions for other staff.”
For more information:
Dr Sandra Grey, TEU national president, 021 844 176 or 04 801 5098
Stephen Day, TEU communications officer, 021 2900 734 or 04 801 4792