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LGBT History Month Event at Northumbria University

As part of our celebrations for LGBT History Month, the Northumbria Unison branch are inviting us to an event hosted by the LGBT* network at Northumbria University – which is an ‘In Conversation’ Event with a local author David Turton, who’s latest book ‘The Psychic of Sachsenhausen’ is a supernatural tale of love, hate, pride […]

UNISON HE Conference: Branch report

UNISON HE Conference – 02 February 2023 This year’s Higher Education Conference took place in the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle, so thankfully our delegation didn’t have to worry about travel. The agenda was packed quite tight with 12 motions and lunch time meetings packed into just one day. Thankfully, only Motion 3 has generated a […]

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Newcastle University’s Library EDI Guide

You can access this resource at:   The university library’s EDI Guide was inspired by a student’s suggestion, and aims to highlight and curate useful resources relating to EDI themes, and provide easy access to them in one place. We hope it will promote awareness and discussion, broaden horizons, and challenge us all. It […]

All we want for Christmas is a decent Pay Rise!

Dear members, Last month, one of our officers has filed a Freedom of Information request with the University, inquiring about the total of bonuses paid to our highest earning staff (Grade IB and above) and a breakdown of the 10 highest bonuses paid to staff during 2021 financial year. We have now received a response […]


Message from the Branch on our Reballot campaign

Dear Members,   We’ve got more events to encourage all our members to send their ballots off next week:   Hot Chocolate & Mince Pies – Come and meet us, send your ballot off and get a warm drink and festive treat for doing so! Tuesday 13th December: Post Box near Chicken Shack, Main Campus, […]

Unison 2022 LGBT+ Conference (Branch officer’s report)

Despite the cancellations and delays due to the adverse Scottish weather, our delegation consisting of Joanna Hebda (Chair, LGBT+ and Women’s Officer) and Stacey Whittle (Steward) has made it to Edinburgh to take part in the UNISON 2022 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Plus Conference taking place on 18-20 November. We joined the biggest yet […]

Pensions Webinar

As part of the It Takes All Of Us series, the University’s Colleague Wellbeing team will be hosting a Pensions Webinar. ‘Let’s go back to basics, what is a pension and how much do you need?’ Join this webinar to learn from MoneyHelper When: 9th November 12:00 – 13:00 Where: Kings Gate 1.20 If you […]

Government must act swiftly to cap ‘horrific’ energy price hikes, says UNISON

Crisis of unimaginable proportions ahead unless ministers do more Responding to Ofgem’s confirmation today (Thursday) that the energy price cap will be updated more frequently, UNISON head of energy Matt Lay said: “The government must stop pretending it’s done enough. Support for consumers has so far been pitiful. Other European governments have been both swifter and bolder to lessen the […]

Feel like Ice-Screaming about the cost of living

Come and chat with us about the HE Pay offer and enjoy an ice cream. There will be vegan ice cream as well! Meet us on the dates below. Bring along a colleague who isn’t a member for an ice cream too. • Monday, 1st August, 1pm – 2pm (The Arches, Main Campus) • Wednesday, […]

RBP Pension Update #6 10 July 2021

We wanted to give you a brief update about the RBP Proposed Changes since the deadline for members of the scheme submitting feedback has now passed. We apologise for the delay in communicating this as following the end of the consultation period, the Branch Committee had to meet to discuss the outcomes of our final […]