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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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Higher education employers make ‘disappointing’ final offer

The offer is for a 1.5% pay rise for most pay points, with higher percentage increases for those on lower pay points

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University unions and employers meet on pay

First negotiations see the employers agree that there needs to be a rise in pay for hard-working higher education staff

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HE employers and unions unite to encourage vaccination uptake

Joint statement also calls for all employers in the sector to give paid time off if vaccinations cannot be made in working hours

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Dismay at plans to make a university pension unaffordable

UNISON is concerned that many members won’t be able to afford to save for their retirement under proposed changes

UNISON voices concern at post-18 education proposals

The union sees a missed opportunity in both further and higher education to create a system placing students and staff at their heart

BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON

Staff running these exams, many of them already at heightened risk, will be exposed to unnecessary additional danger

Higher education members reject ‘insulting’ pay freeze

UNISON members vote overwhelmingly to reject the 0% pay offer, which amounts to a pay cut, in higher education

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University support staff left carrying the can for chaotic start of term

Workers are angry at being left to manage the fallout, threats and abuse

UNISON urges Bangor University to ‘put people before buildings’

Third round of job cuts being rushed into due to an ‘anticipated shortfall’ of students

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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

University staff speak out about COVID-19 fears

‘It just feels like a ticking time bomb until there’s a big outbreak here. Since the students came back, it feels like I’m on the frontline’

SOAS members secure victory against compulsory redundancies

Planned strike action saw management agree to return to talks and offer workers redeployment deal

SOAS staff to strike against cuts

Support workers at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have voted overwhelmingly to take action to save jobs