facebook twitter RSS Feed

About Us

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

  • RGU Riverside East.jpg
  • University of Aberdeen Library.jpg

Latest Branch News

Vote NOW for Better Pay!

20th September 2019
 
Vote YES for Strike Action - Have your say on HE Pay
 

Why you should vote YES
for strike action...

The offer is a real terms pay cut
  - The pay offer just 1.8% (with lowest paid staff between 1.8 and 3.65%)
 
- Find out how much you have lost using our PAY CALCULATOR

Our pay claim was much higher than the offer
  - The joint union claim was for 3% +RPI, or a minimum increase of £3,349

UNISON believes we should reject the offer and vote YES for strike action

Your ballot papers should be with you already - if you haven't received 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: Ballot | Campaigns | Pay


Vote NOW in the HE Pay Ballot 2019

22nd May 2019
Vote now in the HE Pay Ballot
 

Why you should vote to REJECT the pay offer...

Staff in our world-class university system deserve a decent pay rise. You’re certainly due one as the value of your pay has not kept up with the cost of living.

That’s why UNISON, along with the other unions, has pushed hard to get a decent pay rise for all staff working in higher education. UNISON has also been calling for a £10 per hour minimum rate of pay and for all universities to become Living Wage Foundation accredited.

But your employer won’t stump up. Instead they’re offering a rise that falls short. University employers have offered the majority of the staff a rise of 1.8% with lower paid staff being offered between 1.82% and 3.65%. Full details can be found at unison.org.uk/payupnowforHE

We need to demonstrate right now that staff aren’t willing to accept another inadequate pay rise that doesn’t keep up with rising costs, or catch up with the pay you’ve already lost. We are consulting all UNISON members working in higher education across the UK.

Are you willing to take strike action to show your employer your goodwill has been stretched far enough, and that you deserve a proper pay rise?

UNISON’s higher education service group executive recommend that you reject the pay offer in the consultation, to campaign for an improved pay deal.

 EVERY VOTE COUNTS 

 We need the strongest possible mandate to show the employers the strength of feeling about the pay cuts in HE 

Make sure all your friends and colleagues vote to REJECT the pay offer.

 
 

Categories: Consultation | Members | Pay


May Day Events - March & BBQ!

3rd May 2019

May Day International Workers’ Day
Aberdeen March & Rally

4th May 11:00am-12:30pm
Start at Rubislaw Terrace Gardens
to march down Union Street for rally at Castlegate

May Day March
Come along for the march or the rally!

If you’d be able to help out and
carry the UNISON branch banner just contact us and let us know!

Young Members, LGBT &
Straight Allies Summer BBQ

4th May 12:30pm-4pm
Grampian Resource Centre
7 Alford Place, Aberdeen


 

 

Categories: Events | Members


Join UNISON Today!

You can join UNISON right now - no paper forms to print out and fill in, and nothing to post off. Simply sign up online to start your membership right away!
Join Online

Social Media