UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards addressing the union's higher education conference in February 2024

Higher education conference hears of ‘systemic under funding’

Delegates met in Milton Keynes to tackle a wide-ranging agenda

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Autumn term strikes set to go ahead at 13 universities

HE members have suffered a real-terms pay cut of around 25% over the last 14 years, due to year on year rises that were below inflation

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Movement – keeping momentum going in HE strike ballot

As the higher education autumn term strike ballot enters its final few weeks, UNISON has been using a new way of encouraging voting

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Still time to vote on HE pay

The higher education ballot is open until 31 July

Raise wage offer and prevent more university strikes, says UNISON

Staff are already leaving for better-paid jobs in supermarkets, warehouses and coffee shops.

HE strikes called off as talks move forward

HE joint-unions and the employer, UCEA, have released a statement as they move into time-limited talks

Rising together for better pay

Higher education pay dispute enters new talks

Unions and employers to hold conciliation talks in long-running HE pay dispute

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Labour vows to work with HE unions ‘as partners, not adversaries’

Shadow higher education minister Matt Western promises positive, long-lasting reform under a Labour government

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Donate to support striking workers

As UNISON members continue to take strike action, the union is asking for donations to its strike fund

UK’s model for funding higher education is a ‘broken system’

Most politicians don’t understand the cost of living crisis, because ‘they have never had to face it’, UNISON’s HE conference is told

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Unions ‘shocked’ by revised higher education pay offer

Those on the highest grades are offered the highest percentage rise, as new strikes dates are announced

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NEC hears plans for industrial action, plus new ballots

Affected areas include the NHS, higher education and the Environment Agency

Workers at Leeds Beckett University begin strike over pay, says UNISON

Low pay has been a massive, and growing, problem in the university sector for a decade and more.

Staff at Manchester and Liverpool universities begin series of strikes over “ludicrously low” pay rise, says UNISON

A 3% pay award is nowhere near enough.

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University of Leeds members prepare to strike again

Action is over the 2021-22 pay round with member resoundingly rejecting the latest offer