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Higher Education Conference 2019

Our branch sent delegates and visitors to this year’s higher education conference in Nottingham last week. You can read UNISON’s official version of what was discussed on the national website here: Conference sets ambitious pay policy for 2019 and here ‘You do fabulous work; you deserve decent pay’ but for a more complete and honest assessment of what was discussed,…

January 2019 newsletter

Hi all, a belated Happy New Year to all our members, and if you’re reading this and you’re not a member then please have a long hard think about joining. Our first newsletter of 2019 has been available for a while, but if you’ve not seen it yet you can find it by following the newsletter link (top-right menu.)

Brighton Legal Walk

The law team from the Brighton Business School has again taken part in the Brighton Legal Walk, which raises money for vital local legal advice charities. Access to legal advice has been savaged over recent years, while need just keeps on rising. Beneficiaries of the walk include Brighton Housing Trust, which has helped protect thousands of households from homelessness over the…

Disappointing result for carers

Some of you may be aware that for the past 2 years the Disability and Carers staff network group have put in a great deal of work towards creating a policy to help support staff with caring responsibilities. The policy put forward by the network group was put together after consultation with the university Equality and Diversity department and staff in…

Work-related stress? Come along to our lunchtime meeting this week

We’re pleased to announce that we have arranged for Bob Woods, from Workstress, the national work -stress network, to speak to UNISON members. Bob will talk about how and why people feel stressed and what we as trade-unionists can do about it. He’ll be here on Thursday 19th April, Room 117, Mithras House from 12pm to 2pm. All UNISON members are…

Inspirational Leadership?

Many people will be aware that the Vice Chancellor has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s Higher Education Inspiring Leader Award, due to be announced on 24th April. Whilst we recognise that there has been change and a new direction of leadership since Debra’s arrival a few years ago, we think you’d struggle to find many workers or students at the University…

International Women’s Day

It’s absolutely fantastic to see the University is celebrating International Women’s Day with their Women of Impact page, such incredible work by so many academic colleagues, and doubtless countless more not on the page! What isn’t so great is the lack of even a nod in the direction of our amazing female support staff here at the University of Brighton.…

UNISON Supports the Abolition of Tuition Fees and Fully-funded Free Education

Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’ UNISON calls for the abolition of fees and free higher education in response to Theresa May’s review “Any change in tuition fees needs to support wider access for students that need flexibility in study options,” UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said today. She was speaking after prime minister Theresa May…

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