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: Pay | Members | Consultation
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
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
UNISON Aberdeen Universities branch has organised a FREE day trip on Saturday 27th April to Livingston Designer Outlet for branch members. Members may also bring along a guest as well!
With over 70 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Livingston Designer Outlet isn’t merely Scotland’s largest Designer Outlet. They have a wide range of stores, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from iconic fashion brands, including Fred Perry Kurt Geiger, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger, athletic labels like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites like M&S and Next.
We'll have two pickups on the morning of Saturday 27th April departing from:
- Kings College, University of Aberdeen departing at 8am, and
- SIWB, Robert Gordon University Garthdee departing at 8.30am
- Returning at 5pm for arrival back to Aberdeen at about 8pm.
For more information about the venue, see the Livingston Designer Outlet website. To book your place (please note only UNISON branch members may book), please use our Ticketsource booking form:
Have you booked already, but lost your e-Ticket?
Please go to the Ticketsource website where you can request they are resent to you.
Categories: Events | Members | Benefits | Branch