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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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UNISON Annual General Meeting 2022

14th February 2022

It's now time for the branch Annual General Meeting.  As you'll appreciate this year will be a little different, and the AGM will take place via Zoom, and will be a single AGM for UNISON members from both Universities.  Registration is required to attend.

Monday 28th March 2022
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Register for the AGM Online

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

Categories: AGM | Members


Not Good Enough! Vote YES for Strike Action!

15th December 2021

Not Good Enough - Vote YES for Strike Action

What did you think of the latest higher education pay offer for 2021/2?

Not good enough. That’s what we think. A measly 1.5% pay rise – for the majority of staff – is all they think you’re worth. With inflation running at over 3%, this is a real terms pay cut. Plus the value of HE pay has fallen by over 17% in the last 12 years.

To add insult to injury, hard-working university staff are now facing a massive increase in living costs as they face a double whammy of rocketing gas and electricity prices as well as increasing national insurance payments of 1.25% from April 2022.

We can’t wait any longer, 1.5% isn’t going to cut it and we need to let them know now by standing together.

Vote YES to strike for the pay you deserve.

Higher Education Strike Ballot 2021

Categories: Ballot | Members | Pay


Branch Christmas Competition 2021 - RESULTS

15th December 2021

Christmas TreeThe branch held our prize draw for our fantastic Christmas Competition yesterday and we're pleased to announce we now have our three prize winners and fourteen runners up for this year.

The prizes this year were:

  • an amazing Acer Predator Gaming Laptop.
  • two fantastic Apple iPad Minis (2021)
  • and Fourteen runners up received £25 Vouchers!

Our prize winners draw was overseen by our Branch Chairperson, Julie Yackiminie and Branch Secretary Owen Cox on Tuesday and were:

  • First Prize:  Elinor Sutherland
  • Second Prizes:  Randall Gillespie & Jayne Marooth
  • Runners-up:  Henry Cheese, Lindsey Connon, Shirley Cooper, David Duthie, George Irvine, Lucyna Ksiazek, Alan McLean, Ailsa McWhirter, Susan Mitchell, Joanne Saripanidis, Marie Sherriffs, Jan Smith, Jill Smith, and Stephanie Spence.

Our competition this year was an anagram, "HURLPOD".  The letters were are all mixed up, but could be rearranged to spell out a name often associated with Christmas - which was of course "RUDOLPH".   Well done to everyone who got the right answer!

Congratulations to all our winners, and to everyone out there, have a Happy Christmas and New Year!

Categories: Branch | Information


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