Author Archive for Sarah Pickett

University Staff to be balloted on action over pay.

UNISON members in higher education are to be balloted on whether they wish to take strike action over their employers’ pay offer, which would see most staff receive a 1.1% increase. UNISON’s  Higher Education Service Group Executive will be calling on members to reject the 1.1% pay offer and take strike action to put pressure on the employers to make…


  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…

Brighton and Hove District Labour Party supports Hands Off Hastings Campaign

At it’s last all members meeting the following motion put forward by Preston Park ward was passed. “This Labour Party branch notes the University of Brighton Senior Management Team and Board of Governors’ decision to wind down the Hastings campus over the next two years leading to closure in 2018 putting jobs at risk and disrupting students’ education.   This…

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