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22nd November 2019

Branch Christmas Competition 2019

Apple iPad ProOnce more we are running our fantastic Christmas Competition, which is open to members only for all our current UNISON members at both the Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.

Prizes this year are an amazing Apple iPad Pro 10.5", 256GB. We'll also have our ever popular Dinner and a Show for Two, and Christmas hampers.

We will be sending out competition entry forms by post, but it’s just as easy – and faster – to enter online instead:

Don’t leave it too late to send your entry - enter today!

Categories: Branch | Members


20th September 2019

Vote NOW for Better Pay!

 
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


22nd May 2019

Vote NOW in the HE Pay Ballot 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


3rd May 2019

May Day Events - March & BBQ!

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


14th March 2019

Livingston Designer Outlet Coach Trip

Livingstone Designer OutletUNISON 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:

Book now

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: Benefits | Branch | Events | Members


25th February 2019

Lesbian Day of Visibility - Can You Help?

Lesbian Day of VisibilityWhy is Lesbian Day of Visibility important for the LGBT+ community?

I am the Chair of the Rainbow Network at Robert Gordon University(RGU).   We are a staff network who aim to promote LGBT+ diversity in the workplace. Our next event is for Lesbian Visibility Day, on 26th April 2019. 

This April we are planning with the Women’s Network at Robert Gordon University to celebrate and raise awareness of lesbian communities and culture.  This is the first time that we have organised an event on this day and we are looking for lesbian/gay woman role models to be featured in a poster display.

We would like to profile your story and send a strong message to the staff and students in the RGU community about why it is important to be a visible gay women.  If you would like to be part of this exciting initiative please:

Thanks in advance!

Hamish Walker
Rainbow Network Co-ordinator

Categories: Events | LGBT | Members


15th February 2019

UNISON Branch AGM 2019

It's now time for the branch Annual General Meeting, and this year we'll be repeating our split AGM format across both Universities.  The AGM will be held on two days at lunchtimes, with one meeting at RGU and the other at UofA.  Please make every effort to come along to one of them.

Refreshments will be provided from 12 noon and the AGM meetings will start at 12.30pm.

University of Aberdeen

Monday 11th March 2018: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Room G3, St Mary's, University of Aberdeen

Robert Gordon University

Tuesday 12th March 2018: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Room 620, Aberdeen Business School, RGU

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 | Branch | Events


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