Pay

2018-19 Postal Pay Ballot – two weeks left to vote!

If you work for the University and haven’t yet voted, you have two weeks to do so. It’s really important that we get a decent turnout, so please make every effort to vote by the 25th October deadline. If you’ve not had a ballot paper, please let us know and call 0800 0857 857 for another one. Every vote will…

Vote YES for Strike Action!

If you work directly for the University, you should have received a ballot paper from the Electoral Reform Service. It’s important that you vote, so please make sure you do, by posting your ballot back to them by the 25th October. If you haven’t got one, it’s either because your home address details held by UNISON are incorrect, or you’ve…

Response to the University’s decision to pay the 2%

UNISON is disappointed with the decision to make a payment of 2%, backdated to 1st August. Obviously we always welcome genuine increases to wages (!) but as we’ve pointed out elsewhere on many occasions, 2.0% or even 2.6% for the lowest paid, when inflation is nearer 3.2%, represents a real terms pay cut. The fact that this is the “final…

2018-19 Pay: National Industrial Action Ballot announced

UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive met yesterday to decide on the next steps for this year’s pay campaign. The consultative ballot of all branches returned an overwhelming vote in favour of rejecting the “final” offer of 2.0% or £450, which is consistent with the message received from our branch’s membership. Members will receive ballot papers to their home addresses…

2018-19 Consultative Pay Ballot Result

The results of our ballot of Brighton branch members on whether to accept or reject the “final offer” of 2.0% or £425 is follows: 84.2% voted to REJECT the offer. 15.2% voted to ACCEPT the offer. The turnout was 57.7%. Thanks to everyone who voted or persuaded others to vote. This is the highest turnout we have had in a consultative ballot…

July 2018 newsletter is now available

UNISON Branch Newsletter – July 2018 This month’s newsletter is dominated by our consultative ballot on pay for all our members of University staff. Ballot papers and instructions on how to vote electronically will go out from next week. Please make sure you vote in this important ballot.

Vote YES TO REJECT – Consultative Pay Ballot 9th – 26th July

As promised, we’re balloting all our members on the employers’ final offer of 2% or £425. We think this is a below-inflation, real terms pay cut, and so we’re recommending that members vote to REJECT it. There’s further information in the July newsletter (out soon) and on UNISON’s national website. https://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/education-services/about/higher-education/higher-education-ballot/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PAY%20BULLETIN%203%20-%202018%2F2019&utm_source=Education&utm_content=click%20here. Ballot forms will go out from next week and…

UNISON to recommend that members reject 2.0% for 2018-19

UNISON’s national Service Group Executive met last week to discuss the employer’s final offer of 2.0% or £425 (whichever is greater) from August 2018. The group noted that the offer still represents a real-terms pay cut and does not come close to the pay claim of 7.5% (or £1,500 and £10/hour minimum wage). Given that a motion passed at the…

2018-19 Pay: Final offer of 2.0% or £425

UNISON negotiators met the employers’ organisation (UCEA), alongside sister trade unions yesterday (10th May) to hold the final of three scheduled meetings to discuss the pay increase for all University employed staff due on 1st August 2018. UCEA made a final offer of 2.0% or £425, whichever is greater. (At Brighton, this would mean a range of increases between 2.0% and…

University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage – we want this at Brighton!

UNISON has welcomed a commitment by the University of Bath to reinstate the living wage – currently £8.75 an hour – from next week, and seek accreditation as a living wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. But the union, which represents some 300 staff at the university, warned that while this is an urgently needed first step towards addressing…

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