University staff lack support from employers after threats

Work environment According to a survey carried out by the Swedish Union of Civil Servants, ST, more than 60 per cent of the people working in higher education who have experienced threats and violence at work believe that they have not received sufficient support from their employer. At other state authorities, the corresponding figure is 31 per cent.

Four per cent experience sexual harassment

Work environment Women, young people and students are the groups that experience the most sexual harassment at Swedish higher education institutions, according to the first national study in the sector.

Report: ”Women do the academic housework”

Gender equality Women working in higher education feel that they are treated differently to their male colleagues. The risk of ill health and stress is therefore greater among women, according to a new report from SULF.

Female members of SULF paid less

Gender equality On average, male members of SULF earn more than female members. That symbolises the gender differences within higher education, says Jenny Iao-Jörgensen, Chair of the SULF Doctoral Candidate Association.