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20th August 2022

RGU Members Vote for Strike Action Over Pay

We're Worth More - We Can't Afford Less - Vote YES for Strike ActionHigher Education pay campaign and strike ballot 2022 - Results

Members at both the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University have overwhelmingly rejected the employer's pay offer this year. 79.2% of Robert Gordon University members who voted, voted to reject the pay offer, and more than half of UNISON members voted, meaning the vote has met the threshhold for industrial action. 71.4% of University of Aberdeen members who voted, voted to reject the pay offer, however we were just two votes short of meeting the threshhold for industrial action.  Regrettably therefore even though members rejected the pay offer, industrial action cannot take place at UofA. The branch committee will meet this week to decide on next steps and to co-ordinate industrial action with other branches in Scotland and elsewhere.  We will provide more information on what happens next as soon as possible. We would like to thank everyone who voted to reject this derisory pay offer, which does nothing to address the severe cost of living crisis we are now going through, and comes on the back of years of below inflation pay increases, including a 0% increase in 2020, and just 2% in 2021.  We trust that all members will now back this democratic decision and send a clear message to HE employers that this pay award is not acceptable, and that they must come back to the negotiating table with a significantly better offer. On behalf of the UNISON AUB Branch Committte

Categories: Ballot | Branch | Members | Pay | Strike

29th July 2022

We're Worth More! Vote YES for Strike Action

We're Worth More - We Can't Afford Less - Vote YES for Strike Action

The University and Colleges Employers Association have made their final pay offer: a below-inflation pay rise of 3% for most Higher Education staff and between 9% and 3% for those on pay points 3 to 19. They didn’t offer any more during the dispute process and will now impose this pay increase on 1 August 2022.

With RPI inflation at 11.8% and your pay only set to go up by 3% this pay rise is a pay cut. The higher increases on the lower spinal points are partly being proposed to keep pay at legal rates – we think you’re worth more than that.

Vote YES to strike for the pay you deserve.

Higher Education Strike Ballot 2022

Categories: Ballot | Branch | Members | Pay | Strike

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