Pay

2nd December strike success, in spite of UEB’s wrecking tactics

First of all, thanks to all those members who were involved in our one day of strike action last Thursday. Whether you were there on the picket lines, on the demonstration or just withdrawing your labour for the day, we recognise the sacrifice you’ve made and your willingness to support the branch and each other, in trying to achieve our…

Ballot for strike action – a response to the VC’s email

It is true that UCU are currently balloting their members over pay, workload, pay gaps etc. This is a national dispute across many universities and UCU are looking to force UCEA, the employers’ organisation back to negotiate a meaningful settlement to address these issues properly. The 1.5% uplift in pay from August 2021, was imposed at the end of the…

Rally for decent pay – tonight

Our pay ballot is open until 10th August, so if you’ve not voted yet, please do it now. If you need a replacement ballot paper, you’ll need to call 0800 0 857 857 to ask for a new one. This evening, there’s an on-line rally, hosted by the University of East Anglia branch, details here.

National Pay Ballot – please make sure you vote!

UNISON members at nearly 50 universities are being balloted over whether they want to take action over the imposed 0% pay  “rise” in August 2020. If you work directly for the University, you should have received a ballot paper to your home address this week, like this: Please make sure you open it, and return your vote in the  envelope…

2020-21 Pay Consultation Result

Thanks to everyone who responded to our pay consultation. 88% of those rejected the 0% “offer” on a 46% turnout. UNISON’s leading body decided last week to recommend a national ballot of all university branches, which will hopefully take place early next year.      

August 2020 pay offer – 0%!!

Trade unions in higher education have received the initial offer from UCEA (the employers’ organisation) for a pay rise due in August. It’s nothing. So apart from adjustments at the bottom of the pay scale to maintain paying at least the National Living Wage, an “increase” of nothing represents a further real terms pay cut for higher education workers. Of…

UNISON Supports the UCU Strikers!

Given the democratic support from the Students’ Union, the eve of the next round of strike action is a good time to remind everyone that UCU have the full support of the UNISON branch. Our members also voted overwhelmingly for strike action, but the national turnout was not sufficient for UNISON to call its members out on strike. If our…

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