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 […]

TUPE Transfer of UoL-HEE Staff: Branch Wins Concessions from HEE

Below is an email sent to members on 19 July, summarising the achievements of the Branch in its negotiations with HEE. University Days. We think most people will agree that this is a big win and we are delighted that those who opt to stay on UoL terms will retain this benefit. We are pleased […]

Health Education England Concede University Privilege Days

After vigorous lobbying and negotiation, HEE has agreed to retain all University Privilege Days post-transfer. HEE’s revised letter can be found here HEE-UoL Additional Measures Letter 16.07.2019.

Removal of students from Senate House following recent occupation

      The Senate House branch committees of UNISON and UCU recognise that while there are strong feelings around the current action and situation at Senate House, the University of London has a long and proud history of associations with activists and protests. The unions state again that they remain strongly in favour of […]

TUPE of HEE-UoL staff: UoL responds to unions’ open letter

The University has responded on 20 May, to UNISON and UCU’s    open letter dated 9 May.  The University has agreed to provide financial advice and this is welcome – not least because HEE has previously expressed strong support for this to be provided. However, other key concerns about the shortcomings of the consultation process, raised in […]

Open letter to UoL: Front of house roles advertised via Co-Sector recruitment

      UNISON and UCU write to you as the recognised trade unions of the University of London to express our confusion regarding some recent developments regarding the in-housing process. We seek your explanation and input regarding the below issue. As recently as the middle of last week UNISON and UCU were informed of […]

Welcome, Bienvenido, Witamy to our new colleagues!

Since June 2017 both UCU and UNISON have been arguing the case for outsourced workers to be returned to direct employment by the University of London. We are pleased to confirm that the first tranche of Cordant employees who work in Front of House Services, the Post Room, AV, Switchboard and Porters will become direct employees […]

Members, please update your records

Members, please ensure that you update your membership record The HE consultation on pay will be done via e-ballot and the ballot is expected to open on Wednesday 22 May and close on Monday the 1 July You can update your membership record online by going to the MY UNISON web page or alternatively ring […]