Bullying and perceived barriers to promotion

Posted by tf97 at Feb 10, 2016 10:35 AM |
UCU Survey on the experiences of BME staff in further and higher education reveals reported bullying and perceived barriers to promotion

Summary of the UCU Survey Report

The survey of 631 black UCU union members working in post-16 education has found that a large majority of respondents reported that they felt they had faced barriers to promotion. Nine out of ten (90%) across further and higher education reported that this had often, or sometimes, been the case for them.

Half (50%) of all respondents across both sectors reported that they had not been fully informed of the process of applying for promotion. Three-fifths (59%) across both sectors reported that senior colleagues and managers had not supported them in seeking to progress their career. Just over half of respondents (52%) did not see a positive future for their career with their
current employer.

The survey also indicated that seven out of ten respondents (71%) in post-16 education said they were ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ subject to bullying and harassment from managers. The percentage was slightly larger in higher education (72%) than in further education (68%).

Read the full report here

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