All Cardiff University staff to get £250 'thank you' for working during the pandemic
All staff at Cardiff University are to get a £250 thank you for their work during the pandemic,
In a letter to staff Vice Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan praised the “extraordinary and selfless efforts of colleagues across the university” during the year.
He said he decided on the payment after intervention from a union representative when outstanding performance was being discussed.
“The truth is, just as the pandemic by definition affects the whole world, it has affected all our staff," his letter goes on.
“We were persuaded that a one-off payment to all staff would be the right response, and that £250 per person, paid at the end of this month, would be an appropriate amount."
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Promotion processes and outstanding performance schemes have been re-introduced after being put on hold “ when it appeared that we may be facing financial disaster earlier on in the pandemic”, Professor Riordan added.
“However, enormous credit is due to Ms Katie Hall, Unison Branch Secretary, who wrote to me at the beginning of this month arguing …
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