In-housing programme and Senate House boycott: timetable, support for staff, impact on jobs

      Since June 2017, 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 that the University of London has acknowledged that in-housing, in principle, is the right thing to do and has started to implement a programme […]

#BringThemIn – protest to end outsourcing at UCL

There is a protest to end outsourcing at UCL on Thursday 4 April 2019, Main Quad Entrance, at 1pm. Cleaning, catering, and security staff are campaigning for equal terms and conditions with directly employed staff at UCL. Join them in calling on the Provost and Council to end inequality, indignity, and injustice at UCL. Sign […]

LGBT Training & Organising Day: SAVE THE DATE

The Regional LGBT Training and Organising Day is being held on Friday 26 April 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at UNISON Centre, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY. This day is aimed at all activists in the Region – Branch Officers, Equality Reps, LGBT members and all other activists interested in learning about LGBT equalities. If […]

Anti-Racism Day 16 March

This Saturday 16 March is UN Anti-Racism Day. Stand Up to Racism and Love Music Hate Racism are marching in unity against racism and fascism to demonstrate our movement’s confidence in our values of respect and equality for all, for multiculturalism, strong cohesive communities and peace. It will demonstrate our solidarity in action against the politics of […]

Pay Up Now for Higher Education

For many years university pay has not kept up. Not kept up with the cost of your bills, the cost of your rent or mortgage – nor the pay rises awarded to vice chancellors. You deserve a pay rise. UNISON is campaigning for: A real pay rise, that both keeps up with inflation and catches […]

SOAS UNISON and UCU Stand Up To Racism Demo, 14 March 2019

Sandy Nicholl Unison Branch Secretary at SOAS has requested we circulate the following details which might be of interest to our members: SOAS Unison & UCU are co – hosting a meeting jointly with Stand Up To Racism on Thursday the 14 March 2019 at 7pm . Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre ( Paul Webley Wing […]

USS Update, 2018 Valuation

For those memebrs on the USS pension scheme, UCU Senate House Branch has written an open letter to Vice-Chancellor Peter Kopelman. Please visit the UCU website here, for more information.

EU settlement scheme: joint statement by UCU and UNISON Senate House branches

Following persistent lobbying by UNISON and UCU over a number of months, we were pleased to note the University of London’s announcement on 18th January that it had agreed to reimburse the £65 application fee for colleagues who are EU nationals applying for settled status under the government scheme. A few days later, the UK […]

All-Staff London Weighting Survey

In 1992, the University of London’s London Weighting allowance stood at £2,184. In 2014, it was still the same. It hadn’t risen one penny. London Weighting had been frozen for 22 years. Of course, over these two decades, the cost of living in London rose phenomenally. Unsurprisingly, our members stated they were ‘struggling to make […]

London Weighting Update.

In 1992, the University of London’s London Weighting allowance stood at £2,184. In 2014, it was still the same. It hadn’t risen one penny. London Weighting had been frozen for 22 years. Of course, over these two decades, the cost of living in London rose phenomenally. Unsurprisingly, our members stated they were ‘struggling to make […]