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 […]

HE employers make a final offer in response to the joint unions’ pay claim.

  Higher education employers made a final offer in response to the joint unions’ pay claim at the final negotiating meeting. The new offer is for a pay rise of between 3.65% and 1.82% for staff on pay spine points 3 to 16 (£22,017 a year), and 1.8% for those on points 17 and above. The […]

TUPE Transfer of HEE-UOL staff: UNISON/UCU raise concerns about consultation

Consultation for affected staff began on 7 May and will last 45 days. The University will lead. HEE will not participate at this stage. However, UNISON and UCU Branches are concerned that there appears nothing substantial to discuss. The two measures HEE have announced – ending our membership of SAUL/USS pension schemes and not observing […]

UNISON National Executive Council (NEC) Elections

Elections for UNISON’s National Executive Council are now underway. It is extremely important that you make your voice heard and cast your vote. How do I vote? Voting is conducted by postal ballot. Papers, including instructions on completing the ballot and statements by the candidates, are sent directly to members’ home addresses. If you’ve not […]