Avoiding compulsory redundancies, a joint statement from UNISON & UCU

UNISON and UCU have put together a joint statement to avoid compulsory redundancies, read it here: Joint_Statement_from_UNISON_&_UCU

Fact Service (Volume 80, Issue 49)

In this Fact Service issue you’ll find information about: 193 Updated guidance on minimum wage 194 BT cannot change indexation of pensions 195 Youth services at breaking point -Increase in value of mergers abroad 196 Union reps put one over on Ritzy Cinema  

Annual Leave and London Weighting update

Following the news we shared in December we have some updates about the final offer on Annual Leave and London Weighting. We are pleased to announce that UNISON and UCU have accepted the offer of the harmonisation of annual leave for all staff employed in levels 1- 6. This increase was implemented on 1 February […]

30 days of leave for all staff and one off payment to settle London Weighting

  You may recall that we asked you back in January this year how important London Weighting was to you and you overwhelmingly stated that UNISON and UCU should continue to pursue our claim for a further uplift. After extensive negotiations between UNISON and UCU and Senior Management, the final offer on Annual Leave and […]

Joint UNISON-UCU statement on inhousing

After more than 2 years of negotiation and continued scrutiny of the University of London’s plans, we have received written confirmation from the University of its plans to return cleaners and security staff back to its direct employment. This represents real progress. The key features of the University of London’s commitment include: Security staff to […]

Senate House in-housing campaign: significant progress made

The Senate House branches of UCU and UNISON welcome the decision made by the Board of Trustees to support the Vice Chancellor’s commitment to in-source our colleagues in the cleaning and security teams, which was announced yesterday. This is a significant step forward by the University of London and we will continue to engage with […]

Keep Calm and Take Annual Leave

You may recall back in September 2016 that Unison & UCU Senate House Branches, following negotiations with management, won an uplift to the annual leave allowance of 2 days for all staff on grades 1-6. The news item can be found here. At that time we stated we would not abandon our goal of achieving […]

UNISON Launches Guide to Protect Gig Economy Workers

Porters, care workers, security staff and parking wardens are at greater risk of physical and verbal attack, injury or illness, because they work alone for long periods, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as it launches the first union gig economy safety guide. The union warns that staff cuts, the growth of zero-hours contracts and an increase in the […]

Vote Yes for Strike Action on Pay

  UNISON is asking its members in higher education to vote ‘yes’ for strike action in a pay ballot that opens on Monday 9 September. The union believes the employer’s pay offer just isn’t good enough. Most staff would see a pay increase of just 1.8% – well below inflation. The ballot follows a recent […]

Employers impose national HE pay award: stand up for decent pay and jobs!

Your employer has told us that they intend to pay you and other staff at your university the employers’ proposed pay offer. Provocative  An increase in pay is of course always welcome. However, this increase is a cynical attempt by your employer to undermine our national pay dispute and try to get you not to […]