UNISON’s higher education service group met yesterday to discuss the higher education employers’ full and final offer on pay for 2017-18.
The final pay offer gives extra increases to the lower paid, between 2.4% and 1.7% up to pay point 16. All staff above point 16 will receive 1.7%.
The lowest pay point (spinal column point 2) will receive the highest increase, which will equate to the living wage rate of £8.45 an hour for those working a 35-hour working week. Joint work between the employers and the trade unions on the gender pay gap and zero-hour contracts will continue.
The service group executive’s view on the offer is that it is the best to be achieved by negotiation and that if members vote to reject the offer, sustained and prolonged industrial action will be required.
Members will be consulted on the offer from 19 May to 30 June 2017. The service group executive will consider the outcome of the consultation at its meeting on 5 July 2017.
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It's now time for the branch Annual General Meeting, and this year we're doing things a bit differently, so we hope you'll be able to come along. The AGM will be held on two days at lunchtimes, with one meeting at RGU and the other at UofA. Please make every effort to come along to one of them.
Refreshments will be provided from 12 noon and the AGM meetings will start at 12.30pm.
University of Aberdeen
Wednesday 1st March 2017: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Lecture Theatre 3, Fraser Noble Building
Robert Gordon University
Thursday 2nd March 2017: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Room H230, Health & Social Care Building, RGU
Papers and agendas will be sent out to members in advance of the meetings. Please also ensure you complete and submit any nomination forms for stewards and branch officers prior to the meeting.
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The branch held our prize draw for our fantastic Christmas Competition on on Monday and we're pleased to announce we now have our five prize winners for this year.
The prizes this year were:
- an amazing Sony Playstation 4 1TB, with 3 games included and a £50 Amazon Voucher to expand your collection.
- our ever popular Dinner and a Show for Two (x2)
- and Silent Night Christmas hampers (x2)
Our prize winners were drawn by our independent adjudicator on Monday and were:
- First Prize: Richard Milne
- Second Prizes: Liz Law & David Milne
- Third Prizes: Richard Massie & Kenneth Sadler
Our competition this year was a spot the difference and members were asked to say how many differences there were between our two festive snowmen. The options were five, six or seven.
There were a lot of eagle eyed people out there who got the right answer - the correct answer was SIX.
Congratulations to all our winners, and to everyone out there, have a Happy Christmas and New Year!
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