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Aberdeen Universities UNISON Branch is the recognised trade union for professional and support staff at the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University.

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Branch Christmas Competition 2017

4th December 2017

Panasonic TVOnce more we are running our fantastic Christmas Competition, which is open to members only for all our current UNISON members at both the Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.

Prizes this year are an amazing Panasonic 4K Ultra HD 49-inch Television. We'll also have our ever popular Dinner and a Show for Two, and Christmas hampers.

We will be sending out competition entry forms by post, but it’s just as easy – and faster – to enter online instead:

Don’t leave it too late to send your entry - enter today!

Categories: Benefits | Members


Branch Pay Offer Consultation 2017/18

29th May 2017

We're Worth ItWe have now received a "full and final" written pay offer from the national employers’ organisation the Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).

The offer for 2017-18 follows pay talks between the employers and joint Higher Education unions, and consists of:

  • a 1.7% increase from 1 August for all staff covered by the higher education national agreement, who are on point 17 and above of the national pay spine;
  • increases of between 2.43% and 1.72% for staff on points 1 to 16 of the spine (note this is not the same as "grades" at the universities)

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Categories: Consultation | Members | Pay


Pay Offer for 2017 is "best that can be achieved through negotiation"

10th May 2017

We're Worth It

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.

Categories: Campaigns | Members | Pay


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