STRIKE! RGU Dates Announced
5th September 2022
STRIKE - Take Action!
Dates have now been announced for industrial action at the Robert Gordon University over the derisory 3% pay award this year.
We are asking all members to take strike action and not attend the workplace on the following dates:
Monday 19th September
Monday strike action is no longer taking place due to State funeral.
- Tuesday 20th September
- Wednesday 21st September
- Monday 3rd October
- Tuesday 4th October
As you will have seen in earlier communications, almost 80% of members rejected this year's 3% pay award. This offer is worth only £65 a month for many of our middle grades, and even though lower grades had a higher percentage applied to the national pay spine, those grades are already so low that the larger increases would have minimal effect due to us already paying above the pay spine points due to the fact that we, along with most other universities, already pay the real living wage rate.
With energy bills skyrocketing, and interest rates going up, that amount simply is not enough, especially as it come after years of below inflation pay awards (including 0% in 2020).
ALL MEMBERS JOIN THE STRIKE ACTION!!
Only by standing together to reject the pay offer will anything change. Enough is enough, and HE members simply can't absorb another below inflation pay rise. It is time to take a stand and ensure that the university knows that the current pay award is unacceptable.