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, […]

University staff reject below-inflation pay offer and vote on strike action

Thousands of university workers including administrators, cleaners, security and catering staff will vote today on whether to strike over pay. Employees overwhelmingly rejected a 3% pay offer from the University and Colleges Employers Association in May. More than four in five (83%) workers turned down the increase that does little to help with the crushing […]

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 […]

RBP Pension Update #5, 7 June 2021

Thank you for taking our calls over the last week. We know talking over the phone is not ideal for everyone however being able to talk to some of you has been good to further inform our discussions with management over the proposed RBP changes. We have had some good chats with members, and it […]

RBP Pension Update #4, 24 May 2021

Dear Members, We thought now would be a good time to update you on where we are with the RBP Pension Consultation and let you know of our plans going forward. Meeting with University Management We have now had two meetings with the university management where they have addressed our queries and questions and provided […]

RBP Pension Update 11 May 2021

Dear Members, We just wanted to flag up a few updates that we have since our last email as we move closer to our first meeting with People Services and Richard Dale over the proposed changes. First Consultation Meeting with PS – Thursday 13th May Unison representatives, along with representatives from Unite, will be attending […]

RBP Pension Update 4 May 2021

Dear UNISON members Thank you to all of you who contacted the University to request an extension to the consultation. UNISON formally requested an extension on Wed 21 April and thanks to your support the University have extended the consultation to 25 June. We may still require more time to meaningfully consult on these proposals, […]

RBP Pension Update 21 April

Thank you to those of you who have attended the UNISON drop ins to discuss your concerns about the University proposals to amend the Retirement Benefits Plan. We’d like to give you an update on progress so far and ask you to give us your views so we can better influence the University’s proposals. UNISON […]

Blended Working

We’ve all had to learn how to work differently since the country was first placed in lockdown in March. The whole university has had to adapt and change working practices in order to accommodate working from home as well as ensuring staff members on campus are safe. That is why the university has committed to […]