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BELFAST ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS
NEWSLETTER, September 1980
1979/80 Salary Settlement
(a) As you will be aware; a salary settlement for 1979/80 was achieved during
the sumer. The new scales will be given in the September BulletIn, but as
there has been a printTng delay It will not be aval laMe for another week or
two. Accordingly, the new academic scales are given below. To them is to be
added an extra amount, which is being negotiated at present, for the year
SALARY SCALES FOR NON—CLINICAL ACADEMIC STAFF
Payable from I April 1980
I October 1979
I October 1980
Minimum point for lecturers and assistant lecturers aged 26 years
Mr. Gass, acting for the Bursar, has Informed us that, barring exceptional
circumstances, the University hopes to pay the backdated (from I April 1980)
part of the salary settlement at the end of this month.
Report of AUT Meeting with Chilver Review Group
On 24 April 1980. a Joint QUB/NUU AUT delegation, consisting of Rosemary
Simpson (President), Derrick Crothers and Lisa Duff in, from Queen’s, two
representatives of NUU,and led by Professor Bill Wallace (formerly of NUU),
met members of the Chilver Review Group in Antrim, to discuss the AUT
written submission of June 1979.
During the if hour meeting, the topics covered Tncluded possible incentives
to encourage even more cooperation between the Universities and Industry,
the problems caused by Northern lrelandTs geographical position (in particular
extra travel costs, transport costs for equipment, servicing costs), I Ibrary
financing, continuing education and the future role of the UGC.
In general, we feit the Review Group members to be sympathetic to the points
we were putting. They were particularly interested in the question of the
future coordination of further and higher education in Northern Ire) and and
that we would wish the links with the UGC to
we stressed the AUT position
be formalised, while at the same time accepting that it is comon sense to
ensure sufficient consultation to allow proper coordination between the
education Institutions in the Province.
In accordance with the decision of General Meetings, the AUT submission did
not consider Teacher Training as an issue, and this was not discussed with
the Group. As everyone will know, the interim Chilver Report (The Future
Structure of Teacher Education in Northern Ireland”) has now been published
and the University will shortly submit its response. The points in the
Report which could affect QUB staff most closely are Ci) the proposed
amalgamation of the Departments of Education, Educational Studies and
Further Professional Studies in Education, as part of a general review of
the Faculty (ii) the more frequent use of college staff on post—graduate
certificate of education courses (iii) greater concentration on in—service
training in the colleges, at least in purely educational studies.
If Government decisions on the Report are such as to affect the interests
of members here, Belfast AUT will obviously become involved at that stage.
Rosemary Simpson/Derrick Crothers
“UniversIties in the l980s and 1990s”.
AUT draft Policy document
We have received a long (43 page) document from Headquarters, for discussion.
The final draft will be presented to CouncIl for approval In December. The
Committee will be considering its contents shortly. Any member who would be
Interested in seeing a copy of the document, and in making conynents about it,
should contact the Hon. Secretary.
Committee as of I September 1980
Dr. F.R. Simpson (Physics) ext 3547/3541.
Dr. R. St.C. Gilmore (Physiology) 29241 ext 2181/2646/2783.
Mr. E.K. Robinson (Education) ext 3265/3266.
Mr. D.G. Andrews (Exams Office) ext 3085.
Dr. B.A. Austin (Mech. Eng.) ext 4122.
D R G
Beattie (Semitic Studies) ext 3444
Dr. J .M. Bill (Education) ext 3265/3266.
Dr. W. Byth (Psychology) ext 4355.
Dr. J.W. Clarke (Anatomy) 29241 ext 2703/2869.
Dr. D.S.F. Crothers (Applied Maths) ext 3162.
Mrs. E.A.R. Duffin (a/c/Finance, Main Library) ext 3509.
Dr. J.M. Goldstron (Social & Econ. History) ext 3256.
Dr. R.G.H. Greer (Physics) ext 3554.
Dr. P.D. Hudson (Applied Maths) ext 3157.
Or. P.R. Laming (Zoology) ext 4159.
Mr. C.G. Ludlow (Mach. Eng.) ext 4138.
Dr. F.V. McBride (Computer Centre) ext 3775/3776.
Mr. E.P. Moxon—Browne (Political Science) ext 3654.
Mr. D. Smyth (Estates Services, Admin) ext 3053.
Dr. 8.J. Walker (Organic Chemistry) ext 4420.
Ruth St.C. Glitnore
29241 ext 2181/2645