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Redundancy threats stalk northern colleges

FE colleges in northern England announce plans for hundreds of job losses

Article on the UNISON National site.

College workers vote on employers’ pay offer in England

UNISON recommends rejection of pay offer of 1% or £250 from Association of Colleges in online ballot which runs until 17 November

News on the UNISON National site.

Part of the college support staff team? Then it’s time to join UNISON (further education) – leaflet

UNISON is the union for all support staff in further education colleges. This leaflet sets out why UNISON has support staff interests at its heart.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Organising and negotiating to address workload in schools – a guide.

This guidance gives practical advice on how to share and raise concerns about workload issues with colleagues and managers and what should be included in a workload agreement with employers.

Media on the UNISON National site.

FE Area Reviews: Guidance for UNISON branches

Guidance for branches for the 2015-17 Further Education Area-Based Reviews

Media on the UNISON National site.

Scottish Colleges Staff Governance Standard

Media on the UNISON National site.

Joint Agreement for the Avoidance and Handling of Redundancies in FE – July 2015

This is a joint agreement on the avoidance and handling of redundancies in FE (England).

Media on the UNISON National site.

Fact sheet for College Members on Shared Services

Across the public sector, employers are increasingly turning to “shared services” as a means of saving money, under the guise of increased efficiencies. In the past this has typically referred to “back office” operations like processing records, payroll, finance and benefits.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do little […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON branch treasurer’s determination wins fair pay for college staff

‘At first it was gut instinct,’ says Julie Robinson, who challenged an error in how term-time staff at West Midlands sixth form college were being paid

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pay claims submitted on behalf of English and Welsh college workers

UNISON and fellow further education unions ask for ‘inflation plus’ pay rises from September

News on the UNISON National site.

Implementation agreement FE all-Wales contract

This agreement is intended to provide a framework to College Governing Bodies, College Principals and lay officers of local trade unions to ensure the National Contract (the national contract of employment) is implemented consistently within FE Colleges incorporated under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, as amended from time to time, in Wales when engaging and/or regularising the employment of all employees be they full time, fractional or part time hourly paid.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Joint agreement on sick leave in further education

This scheme sets out the rights, entitlements and obligations of all employees who are absent from work owing to sickness, injury or other disability.

Media on the UNISON National site.