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Bonus bonanza at university campus in strip-club scandal | Education | The Guardian
The figures, released following a freedom of information request, showed that 19 grade 10 and 11 staff – such as heads of faculties, pro vice-chancellors and deputy vice-chancellors – shared a bonus pot of more than £181,000 last year. In 2016, 21 members of staff were given more than £150,000 in bonuses. In 2015, 17 staff shared £149,986 and in 2014, 11 staff shared almost £134,000.
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yesterday by paulbradshaw
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. - The New York Times
But rather than hold itself accountable, America reverses roles by blaming the poor for their own miseries.

Here is the blueprint. First, valorize work as the ticket out of poverty, and debase caregiving as not work. Look at a single mother without a formal job, and say she is not working; spot one working part time and demand she work more. Transform love into laziness. Next, force the poor to log more hours in a labor market that treats them as expendables. Rest assured that you can pay them little and deny them sick time and health insurance because the American taxpayer will step in, subsidizing programs like the earned-income tax credit and food stamps on which your work force will rely. Watch welfare spending increase while the poverty rate stagnates because, well, you are hoarding profits. When that happens, skirt responsibility by blaming the safety net itself. From there, politicians will invent new ways of denying families relief, like slapping unrealistic work requirements on aid for the poor.

As I watched this young man identify with Smith’s character, it dawned on me that what his parents, preachers, teachers, coaches and guidance counselors had told him for motivation — “Study hard, stick to it, dream big and you will be successful” — had been internalized as a theory of life.


We need a new language for talking about poverty. “Nobody who works should be poor,” we say. That’s not good enough. Nobody in America should be poor, period. No single mother struggling to raise children on her own; no formerly incarcerated man who has served his time; no young heroin user struggling with addiction and pain; no retired bus driver whose pension was squandered; nobody. And if we respect hard work, then we should reward it, instead of deploying this value to shame the poor and justify our unconscionable and growing inequality. “I’ve worked hard to get where I am,” you might say. Well, sure. But Vanessa has worked hard to get where she is, too.
USA  economy  poverty  jobs  pay  wages  employment  outsourcing  zeroHours  insecurity  precarity  socialMobility  workEthic  welfare  workfare  TrumpDonald  blame 
5 days ago by petej
GenderGap.AFRICA is a tool designed to help users calculate the gender pay gap in any African country.

The tool uses Estimated Earned Income data from the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2017. The calculator isn’t designed to give breakdowns for each industry: it instead captures the average gender gap across all sectors within a country. Gender Gap here represents the gap between men and women in pay.

This site is a StoryLab project by Code for Africa. All content is released under a Creative Commons 4 Attribution license. You are free to reuse it to help empower your own community.
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8 days ago by paulbradshaw
Mind the gap: Uncovering pay disparity in the newsroom
Students with the Asian American Journalists Association's Voices program brought the gender pay disparity conversation to the journalism industry. They examined data from reporters' unions at some of the nation's leading newspapers and found, on the whole, that white men made the most of any demographic and women of color made the least. Their analysis looked at the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and San Francisco Chronicle.
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8 days ago by jbuzz

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