UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities
The university drops its plan after magnificent branch campaign, including 100% backing for industrial action
University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike
University of Leicester security workers’ petition attracts nearly 1,000 signatures in days – why not add your support?
Members vote for action – but turnout fails to meet Trade Union Act threshold
Ballot papers must be received before 25 October 2018
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
2%/£425 offer ‘falls short’ of joint unions’ pay claim
Service group executive meets on 23 May to consider offer of 2% or £425 a year
UNISON welcomes ‘urgently needed first step’ but says more must be done to tackle pay inequality
Meeting follows offer of 1.7%, or £325 a year, made in talks on 13 April
Higher education service group executive calls off industrial action ballot following vote
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.
Industrial action ballot follows 91% rejection of proposed move to ‘defined contribution’ scheme in consultation of affected members
Union urges them to back call to involve ACAS in seeking solution on Universities Superannuation Scheme