University of Brighton Unison is backing the Fossil Free Careers campaign after a motion was passed at the Annual General Meetings in March 2023. The campaign calls on the University of Brighton Careers and Employability team to stop actively promoting careers in the oil, gas, and mining industries. This means no longer inviting these companies to attend careers fairs, to…
Annual General Meetings 6, 7, 8 & 10 March
Please don’t forget our AGMs are taking place this week. All the information you need on our dedicated AGM page.
Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February strikes are called off
We’ll have more details later in the week, but after talks at ACAS, all five unions have agreed to suspend planned industrial action. Please see our email.
Reports from UNISON’s Higher Education Conference
Leonie Moore and Lee Christien were recently delegates to our annual Higher Education conference. Here are their reports: UNISON 2023 Higher Education Service Group Conference Reports
Initial pay offer for 2023-24, 4% – 7%
As you may have seen, we’ve been made an opening offer of between 4% and 7% for August 2023, with a proportion of this payable in February 2023. The higher 7% is targeted at the lowest grade with 4% at those currently earning the most. This contrasts with UNISON’s pay claim, which is for £4,000 or a rise in line…
Calling all Black members – newsletter and training event
The Summer edition of the regional Black members’ newsletter can be found here: SERBMSummerNewsletter2022 Black members have also organised a training weekend, details here: Black-Members-Training-weekend-flyer-and-Application-form (8) Please get in touch if you’d be interested in attending.
Thursday 2nd December – Strike Date Announced
As you know, we’ve been using our strike ballot mandate to campaign for the University to make bonus payments to support staff, to make up for the pay freeze imposed on us all in August 2020. We first made the claim in the middle of October, and the Vice Chancellor’s response, via a number of letters, has invariably been that…
Eastbourne – more educational vandalism dressed up as progress
Many people will be shocked and saddened by the announcement made last week about the University’s proposal to consolidate its estate in Brighton and pull out of Eastbourne. It doesn’t feel that long ago since Hastings was closed, but Eastbourne has much deeper and historic roots and many Eastbourne staff have given decades of service to the University. It has…