Pay

2022-23 Pay Ballot – please make sure you vote!

On 22nd July, thousands of UNISON members working at universities will be issued with ballot papers over the pay dispute for the pay rise due in August. Ballot papers will go to home addresses. With inflation at 12% or 9%, depending on which measure you use, anything less than these seemingly massive increases, will represent a significant pay cut. The…

2022-23 Pay Consultation Result

The pay consultation closed on Friday. Thanks to all those to responded to the emails. 81% of members who responded wanted to reject the proposed pay offer (3% plus more for the lower grades) on a 47% turnout. This is a solid result and broadly in line with the national picture, which was overwhelmingly to reject a derisory pay offer…

2022-23 Pay Consultation – please make sure you have your say

UNISON is consulting all higher education members over the final offer of employers for the August 2022 pay rise. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it falls well short of what’s necessary to keep wages in line with inflation, given the massive rise of prices. A 3% pay rise for most, rising to 8% at the lowest spinal points in use at…

Further Strike Action over Pay – 1st and 4th April

We’ve decided that further action over pay will be necessary. You would hope that representatives of the employers would recognise that a 1.5% increase under the current circumstances would be pathetic, but apparently not. So, after some careful discussion, the branch committee decided that we’ll call on members to take more action at the start of April. Please bear in…

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.…

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…

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