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Cardiff Met pledges to support staff throughout Covid-19 pandemic

Professor Cara Aitchison

Cardiff Metropolitan University has pledged that none of its staff will be financially disadvantaged during current testing times.

The University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison, has reassured staff, including academics who have made great efforts to ensure that all learning and teaching is currently being carried out on-line.

She said: “As the Covid-19 threat continues to disrupt the University’s operations, colleagues are understandably concerned about what this will mean for their salaries and wages. This is why we have taken the decision today to stand by our values-driven approach that puts our students and staff first, by committing to ensure that no member of staff will be financially disadvantaged by the disruption caused by Covid-19.”

All monthly salaried staff will continue to be paid their regular monthly salary as normal and casual staff who work less regular hours will continue to be paid in accordance with their normal agreed working patterns.

She continued: “To be clear, no member of staff will be disadvantaged and it is not the University’s intention to withhold payment for work that cannot be undertaken due to Covid-19. It is important that we continue to work together as one university during this unprecedented challenge by standing by our staff and acknowledging the dedication and professionalism demonstrated in rising to this most challenging situation.”