On the agenda: an alternative to austerity

UNISON’s national delegate conference meets in Liverpool next week to set the union’s priorities for the year ahead

UNISON urges support for Birkbeck cleaners

Birkbeck University attempts to claw back last year’s living wage rise by cutting hours for cleaners

UNISON recommends rejection of HE pay offer

“Miserly increase” falls far below what is required to address the gap between incomes and the cost of living

Make the living wage the minimum wage in UK schools

One in four school support staff describe their financial situation as “struggling to survive” or “difficult”

HE bosses offer paltry pay offer

Offer of just 0.8% provides “no relief” to dedicated HE workers who have been hit with real-term pay cuts, says UNISON

University of Birmingham workers enjoy double celebration

Union’s campaign wins through after university drops changes that would have hit pay and jobs

Talks continue on school support staff pay

After the rejection of the two options in their first pay offer, the local government employers came back with a final offer in writing on 25 April

University employers offer staff fourth pay cut in as many years

Now is the time to make up for years of real-term pay cuts, say unions

New body meets to discuss union pay claim

The claim called for a percentage increase on all pay spine points of at least RPI on all salary points plus an additional percentage increase to start to address the real term reduction in pay over the last four years

Time for a living wage for higher education staff, says UNISON

UNISON conference will call for living wage for all staff in higher education.

Trade union membership pays dividends for UNISON members

University living wage deal proves value of union membership as recruitment campaign launches

More pain for families as cost of living soars

Inflation still remains well above the government’s 2% target, says UNISON, and highlights difficulties for families

Prentis says MPs need to ‘get real’ on pay

Public sector workers struggling with pay freeze as MPs demand 32% pay rise for themselves

Living wage won at Huddersfield Uni

University agrees to boost lowest paid

London Met raises living wage early

UNISON wins early Living Wage rise for low-paid members at London Met university