Pay

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…

UCU Strike 25th November – 4th December

UCU members are taking strike action across the University for eight working days from Monday 25th November. We support the strike! UNISON members at the University voted 78% in favour of strike action over pay, with a 51% turnout. Our members feel exasperated about real-terms pay falling over the last ten years and wanted to campaign for something better, but…

78.1% in favour of strike action on a 51.4% turnout!

This is the local result of our pay ballot. We’re pleased that the vast majority of members who voted did so to support our recommendation, that threatening strike action was the only way to get a decent pay rise. We’re also pleased to have reached the 50% turnout required for legal industrial action. Thanks very much to all our members…

2019-20 Pay Ballot Results

National Result: nearly two thirds of members who voted, voted in favour of strike action, but the turnout fell short of the 50% required for legal industrial action to take place. First of all, thanks to all our members who voted, particularly those who made the effort to call and get a new ballot paper. We really appreciate the level…

2019-20 Pay Ballot – Last chance to vote!

Since ballot papers were first posted out to home addresses on 9th September, we’ve been campaigning to make sure that all our members use their vote. We’ve send out emails, handed out newsletters and leaflets and spoken to hundreds of people because it’s important that we maximise the turnout. Without at least 50% of our members voting, on a national…

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