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
As the higher education autumn term strike ballot enters its final few weeks, UNISON has been using a new way of encouraging voting
The higher education ballot is open until 31 July
Staff are already leaving for better-paid jobs in supermarkets, warehouses and coffee shops.
HE joint-unions and the employer, UCEA, have released a statement as they move into time-limited talks
Unions and employers to hold conciliation talks in long-running HE pay dispute
As UNISON members continue to take strike action, the union is asking for donations to its strike fund
Most politicians don’t understand the cost of living crisis, because ‘they have never had to face it’, UNISON’s HE conference is told
Those on the highest grades are offered the highest percentage rise, as new strikes dates are announced
Affected areas include the NHS, higher education and the Environment Agency
Low pay has been a massive, and growing, problem in the university sector for a decade and more.
A 3% pay award is nowhere near enough.
Action is over the 2021-22 pay round with member resoundingly rejecting the latest offer
The union has given notification of a formal dispute to the HE employers, the University and Colleges Employers Association, after 83% say ‘no’ to 3% offer