Strike ballot for higher education staff over pay and pensions

More than two thirds of staff rejected offers on pay and pensions during the summer

Higher education strike ballot

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

‘Think again’ UNISON tells government on LGPS plans

UNISON responds to the government consultation on proposals that would allow higher and further education employers in England to opt out of providing LGPS membership for new staff members

Come rain or shine, UNISON’s on the case

July might have meant the start of the summer holidays proper, but UNISON and our members are still on the case

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

Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk

Portrait of Jon Richards

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

Union welcomes education funding call but expresses concerns

The words are fine, but action and government investment is needed to make Augar review recommendations work

Extra FE spending proposals welcome but report likely to lead to inaction, says UNISON

Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education

UNISON recommends higher education staff reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer

A pay offer to higher education staff falls far short of the annual rise they deserve as university bosses have seen their salaries soar, says UNISON. The union’s higher education executive has now agreed unanimously to recommend the “inadequate” 2019/20 pay offer from UCEA higher education national employers should be rejected. UNISON will now undertake […]

Bangor University staff celebrate victory in pensions dispute

Management had planned to cut pension benefits by up to 12% for support staff before UNISON campaign

HE employers make final pay offer

UNISON’s service group executive will meet on 7 May to decide response and consultation procedures

Portrait of Jon Richards

University employers improve offer at latest pay talks

Offer still falls ‘far short’ of joint union pay claim, says head of education Jon Richards