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 by the end of September, but we’ll provide details nearer the time.
The anti-trade union laws make it unlawful for industrial action to take place unless we manage a turnout in excess of 50%, so it is important that every member returns their vote and makes sure that other members do so as well.
Since ballots will go to home addresses, we need to make sure that our information is up to date (we don’t get any info from the University).
Members can check their data by registering and logging into MyUNISON, here.
We can let you know your membership number if you need it.
Alternatively, just contact us (email or call 2450) and I can check for you.