Monthly Archives: February 2022

March 1st and 2nd Strike FAQs

UNISON 2021-22 Pay Campaign Strike FAQs Here’s a link to the most common questions which we’ve tried to answer. Please get in touch if you need any further information.

Suggested “Out of Office” Message for 1st and 2nd March

If you’re on strike you could leave a message something like this: “Thanks for you email. I will not be working again until Thursday 3rd March because I’ll be taking strike action as part of UNISON’s campaign for decent pay. The 1.5% increase which was imposed on us in August 2021, following the previous year’s pay freeze, means that our…

1st and 2nd March Pay Strikes

Following on from our successful ballot over the 2021-22 pay implementation, the branch committee met last week and decided we’d give notice to the University over our intention to take strike action over pay on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March. Obviously this decision was not taken lightly and after a lengthy discussion, we decided that two days of strike…

2021-22 Pay Ballot Result: 78% vote YES on a 51% turnout

We’ve done it again! Our branch has beaten the undemocratic turnout threshold with a majority of members voting and an (almost) four to one vote in favour of taking strike action to oppose the August 2021 imposed pay rise (real-terms pay cut.) Thanks to everyone who voted, especially those who made an extra effort to get a replacement ballot paper.…

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