Monthly Archives: May 2016

Goodbye Carole

This week was Carole’s final week working at University of Brighton. We would like to thank everyone who came to Carole’s leaving party or sent fond farewell messages. We’ll miss Carole’s support and dedication; she has been an inspiration to many of us and we cannot imagine UNISON without her. We hope Carole enjoys her retirement and we wish her the…

HE PAY NEWS

  UNISON’s national Higher Education Service Group Executive (HESGE) met on the 10th May 2016 to consider the full and final offer made by UCEA, the national higher education employers’ organisation.   After a long debate the HESGE voted unanimously to reject the employers’ offer. The committee was clear that the offer of 1.1% for most staff, with the removal of the bottom…

Learning opportunities

Learning is at the heart of UNISON and here is a selection of courses that may be of interest to you. Learning for you If you’re not sure where to start, have a look at our national website and you can find out about the courses we offer to members. You can also contact us on unisonhelp@brighton.ac.uk English and Maths…

Article on the public meeting in Hastings on wednesday 4th May

Hastings Observer published an article about Wednesday’s public meeting… Unions have branded a decision to close the university campus in Hastings as ‘educational vandalism’. Carole Chick, from Unison, said students and unions had received nothing but ‘smoke and mirrors, spin and obfuscation’ from the University of Brighton’s management when questioned on why it reached the controversial decision. Read more: http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/unions-blast-hastings-campus-closure-1-7366438…

The Trade Union case for voting to remain in the EU

When stating the case for remaining in the EU, many Trade Unionists and MPs open with an incredibly unenthusiastic line which goes something like this; “we know that the EU isn’t perfect, but…” It is a cliché which is so crass, it can only be outstripped by the invention of the word Brexit. This ‘not perfect’ line regularly comes from…

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