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Formal dispute lodged with higher education employers

After a clear majority of HE members reject the final pay offer, UNISON wants to bring employers back to the negotiating table

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Higher education staff reject 1.5% pay offer

The pay offer keeps up with inflation, but does not catch up with pay lost to HE staff over the past ten years

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Unions say HE employers’ pay freeze proposal is unacceptable

New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff will meet employers again after new living wage rates are announced

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HE executive rejects employers’ proposed pay freeze

Executive members ‘angered, dismayed and disappointed’

HE employers announce 2020 pay freeze proposal

UNISON and the joint higher education trade unions have expressed say they’re “extremely disappointed” at a proposal to freeze pay for higher education support staff

HE unions submit a ‘timely and serious’ pay claim for 2020/21

All staff deserve a pay rise that keeps up with the cost of living while catching up with 10 years of lost pay

Oxford University signs up to living wage

Thousands of staff benefit – now UNISON urges colleges to follow suit

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‘Every higher education worker should get the pay they deserve’

Pay, pensions, equality and climate dominate discussion at UNISON higher education conference

Higher education pay ballot result

University workers vote 2-1 for strike action, but ballot does not meet the threshold for legal strike action

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University staff in Edinburgh vote for strike action

Dispute over outsourcing risk at Queen Margaret University sees 100% vote for action in 75% turn-out

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University staff deserve fair pay, says Angela Rayner

Shadow education secretary sends message to UNISON members voting in ballot on pay

Higher education strike ballot

It’s time to stand up for decent pay and decent jobs in HE

Members with placards form picket line at Birmingham University

Birmingham University members strike

Noisy, colourful and good humoured pickets call for fair pay

HE members to vote on industrial action over pay

Ballot will start in autumn following rejection of employers’ final pay offer

Another university signs up to living wage

South Wales accreditation means all workers on campus, including those employed by contractors, will earn at least £9 an hour