Redundancies raise their heads

UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay

The university drops its plan after magnificent branch campaign, including 100% backing for industrial action

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row

University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike

Public shows support for university workers facing pay cut

University of Leicester security workers’ petition attracts nearly 1,000 signatures in days – why not add your support?

Higher education ballot result

Members vote for action – but turnout fails to meet Trade Union Act threshold

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Higher education members urged make voices heard in strike ballot

Ballot papers must be received before 25 October 2018

Southampton university staff celebrate pensions win

Current staff to keep final salary pensions after strong campaign against proposals to change them – though scheme will be closed to new non-academic staff from 2019

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UNISON recommends that HE members reject employers’ pay offer

2%/£425 offer ‘falls short’ of joint unions’ pay claim

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Higher ed employers make final offer

Service group executive meets on 23 May to consider offer of 2% or £425 a year

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University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage

UNISON welcomes ‘urgently needed first step’ but says more must be done to tackle pay inequality

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HE unions and employers to meet again in May to talk about pay

Meeting follows offer of 1.7%, or £325 a year, made in talks on 13 April

Universities members vote to accept proposals on USS pension scheme

Higher education service group executive calls off industrial action ballot following vote

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University pay talks begin

Although no offer has been tabled, UNISON described the discussions as “constructive” and all parties have said they intend to make progress across all elements of the claim at the next meeting.

University members asked to strike to defend USS pension scheme

Industrial action ballot follows 91% rejection of proposed move to ‘defined contribution’ scheme in consultation of affected members

UNISON writes to vice chancellors over university pensions dispute

Union urges them to back call to involve ACAS in seeking solution on Universities Superannuation Scheme