Why you should vote YES
for strike action...
The offer is a real terms pay cut
- The current rate of Inflation is 3.2%; the pay offer just 2%
- Find out how much you have lost using our PAY CALCULATOR
We have had years of below inflation pay rises
- HE Pay has fallen 21% compared to inflation in the last 10 years
Our pay claim was much higher than the offer
- The joint union claim was for 7.5%
UNISON believes we should reject the offer and vote YES for strike action
Your ballot papers should be with you by 21st September - if you don't receive them please contact UNISONDirect on 0800 0 857 857
EVERY VOTE COUNTS
We need the strongest possible mandate to show the employers the strength of feeling about the pay cuts in HE
Also, under new Tory legislation, over 50% of members eligible to vote must return their ballot for the vote to be valid. Don't leave it to one side - return it immediately!
Make sure all your friends and colleagues vote YES for strike action.
Categories: Campaigns | Pay
The local branch consultation on the national Higher Education pay offer has now closed with members rejecting the employers offer by over a two thirds majority (69% reject, 31% accept).
UNISON’s higher education service group executive said it “was clear that the offer falls well short of its aims. Recent years have seen a series of below inflation pay rises that are making it increasingly difficult for higher education support staff to make ends meet. We ask the employers to think again.”
Branches across the country are currently being consulted and the overall result will be available in August. If the results elsewhere match those here, the HE Service Group executive will consider what further action is required, and will seek to co-ordinate any action with our sister unions involved in the pay negotiations. We'll update members as soon as we have further information.
For more information see the the national Higher Education News website.
Categories: Branch | Campaigns | Consultation | Pay
Today saw the first Grampian Pride march down Union Street in Aberdeen which had hundreds of people proudly raising their rainbow flags and enjoying the sunshine in an inspiring event by the LGBT+ community, joined by their friends and allies from all walks of life.
Our new LGBT branch officers, Craig and Hamish were there along with other branch members in support of the event - it was a beautiful day full of beautiful people - we look forward to next year! See our facebook gallery for more photos of the event.
Categories: Branch | Information | Members