Arguably, this was only partially Adonis’ scalp. He objected to levels of pay among senior staff, and the circumstances of salary increases, but in fact these had been the subject of protest since 2012 by staff at the university. In the last few months they collated a number of other grievances, and they built alliances with local councillors and local MPs. They also kept the story in the local and national media headlines throughout the summer and autumn. According to a Guardian article, “Junior staff complain of job insecurity caused by short-term or zero-hours contracts, of pay held deliberately low, and a “culture of fear” permeating Bath’s campus”.
Academic Irregularities: “Adonis Takes a Scalp?” (30 November 2017)
Read Liz Morrish’s discussion on the Academic Irregularities Blog about the Significance of the retirement of Dame Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath.