HE Pay Consultation – Fancy a 0% pay rise?

HE pay consultation Fancy a 0% pay rise? That’s right – after thinking long and hard about it, university employers are offering hard-working university staff absolutely no pay rise at all this year. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Thanks for nothing. It’s an insulting figure at the best of times, let alone when staff have spent the […]

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Petition to get Covid Tests for all education staff.

Petition launches to get Covid Tests for all education staff. Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team. UNISON has launched an emergency petition calling on Matt Hancock for all education workers to be included as one of the groups named for priority COVID-19 […]

HE Employers’ pay freeze is unacceptable

Unions say HE Employers’ pay freeze proposal is unacceptable UNISON and the other higher education unions are calling on universities to think again, after the employers proposed a pay freeze for staff. The New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (New JNCHES) has made clear that this is not acceptable and said that it […]

Working from Home: Give us a choice!

Working from Home: Give us a choice! Since lockdown began many of us have been working from home. For some of us it’s been a real trial but for others it has been a revelation. UNISON are keen to see that staff are given a choice to continue working from home if their role can […]

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Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website

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Young workers need UNISON

Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever.

Real Living Wage Project Gathers Pace

Since the Living Wage Foundation was formed several years ago, UNISON has been at the forefront of persuading employers to sign up to become accredited Real Living Wage employers.