UNISON equality Survey 2017

11590 UNISON members working across the different UNISON service groups and regions responded to a online survey during the period 12.6.17 – 7.8.17.

Quite detailed but worth a look for those interested.

https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2017/08/Equality-Survey-2017-summary-report-pdf.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Equality%20E-bulletin%20-%20Autumn%202017&utm_source=Equalities&utm_content=Equality%20survey%20result

 

Is the public sector pay cap about to be scrapped?

With increasing pressure from opposition parties, unions and pressure groups it seems possible that the government will be forced into a U-turn over the public sector pay cap. Read UNISON’s blog on the issue here

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2017/09/pay-pressure-beginning-pay-off-theres-much/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=activist%205%20September&utm_source=Communications&utm_content=3%20things

Huge Job Cuts At Welsh Universities linked to Brexit

Staff at Aberystwyth University are facing potential job losses as it tries to make £11.4m of cuts by April 2019.

The university has blamed increasing competition for students, rising costs, and Brexit uncertainty for needing to make the savings.  They are not alone, two other Welsh Universities (USW and UWTSD) are also considering making big job cuts.

Read full report here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39859608

This is very worrying news for the whole of the HE sector.

Take action on racism

Have you or one of your colleagues or friends experienced racism at work? Have you represented a member who has faced racism in the workplace? If you can  answer yes to either of these questions then the TUC would love to hear from you.

The TUC has launched an  online survey to expose the everyday reality of racism in the workplace. Racism can take many forms, from facing racial harassment to being denied access to promotion or training. Please act now, encourage your colleagues and friends to complete the survey by Monday 27 February.