Low-paid UCL workers celebrate UNISON-brokered pay deal

UniversityHundreds of outsourced UCL staff are celebrating after UNISON secured the same pay, pension and annual leave rights as directly employed workers.

Low-paid workers protest at UCL’s ‘callous’ employment system

Hundreds of UCL cleaners, porters, security officers and catering staff will demand their outsourced jobs be returned to the university, so workers doing the same jobs receive the same pay, pension and annual leave, says UNISON today (Thursday). This afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) support staff from across UCL will gather outside the university’s main […]

Strike ballot for higher education staff over pay and pensions

More than two thirds of staff rejected offers on pay and pensions during the summer

Members with placards form picket line at Birmingham University

Birmingham University members strike

Noisy, colourful and good humoured pickets call for fair pay

Inferior university pension plans must not become the norm, says UNISON

New pension schemes will leave staff struggling to plan for retirement and significantly worse off in their old age

Cambridge University is leading the way on pay, says UNISON

Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) that the University of Cambridge is to seek formal accreditation as a real living wage employer,
UNISON’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “Cambridge University’s commitment to give its lowest paid staff a fair wage is a move that urgently needs to be replicated in other universities across the UK. There is no place for low pay in higher education.

Proposed pension changes will hit lowest paid university staff

In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too