Universities call for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

“Black staff and students must have the same opportunities to develop their studies and careers as their white counterparts.”

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’

Sodexo threatens sweeping redundancies at City University  

UNISON will strongly resist Sodexo’s attempt to put workers out of a job

HE employers announce 2020 pay freeze proposal

UNISON and the joint higher education trade unions have expressed say they’re “extremely disappointed” at a proposal to freeze pay for higher education support staff

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UNISON urges government to support universities properly

Support package announced yesterday by government doesn’t offer any new funds

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Government must not allow universities to fail during the coronavirus outbreak, warn unions

Higher education needs extra measures

University agrees pay for zero-hours staff

Union welcomes move by City, University of London, to protect incomes of outsourced catering staff

HE unions submit a ‘timely and serious’ pay claim for 2020/21

All staff deserve a pay rise that keeps up with the cost of living while catching up with 10 years of lost pay

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Our members count, UNISON tells universities

Official statistics body to stop collecting data on support staff, making them invisible

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‘Every higher education worker should get the pay they deserve’

Pay, pensions, equality and climate dominate discussion at UNISON higher education conference

Christina McAnea speaking at the rostrum at UNISON higher education conference

Preparing for the future

‘We are the first and main line of defence,’ higher education conference hears

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University staff map out the challenges ahead

Delegates gather to debate the issues at UNISON’s higher education conference

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UNISON sends solidarity message to UCU strikers

Lecturers start industrial action on campuses across UK

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University staff in Edinburgh to stay directly employed

Campus operations staff at Queen Margaret University chalk up win in campaign against outsourcing threat

Higher education pay ballot result

University workers vote 2-1 for strike action, but ballot does not meet the threshold for legal strike action