UniversityHundreds of outsourced UCL staff are celebrating after UNISON secured the same pay, pension and annual leave rights as directly employed workers.
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 […]
More than two thirds of staff rejected offers on pay and pensions during the summer
Noisy, colourful and good humoured pickets call for fair pay
New pension schemes will leave staff struggling to plan for retirement and significantly worse off in their old age
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.
In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too