You should have received an email from Jon Richards, UNISON’s Head of Education in the last week or so, urging that you use your vote in the ongoing pay consultation. You may also have received a reminder.
The email includes a link to allow you to vote. In the past we have conducted these consultative ballots locally, but they are now being run from National HQ.
If you are an eligible member but have lost your voting email or didn’t receive one, you can use this voting link instead (membership number required):
Please do use your vote. You can vote until 1st July.
The pay offer affects you, and your vote helps determine UNISON’s response. UNISON is urging members to REJECT the offer, and will decide whether to proceed to a full ballot for industrial action based on the results of this consultative ballot.
UNISON’s pay claim, submitted jointly with the other Higher Education unions, was for a rise of inflation (using the RPI measure), plus 3% (or a minimum of £3,349). The claim also asked for a £10 an hour minimum rate of pay, for all Universities to become accredited Living Wage employers, a 35 hour working week, action to close gender and ethnicity pay gaps, and action on excessive workloads and stress.
The employers offered a rise of 1.8%, with an offer of between 1.82% and 3.65% for the lowest paid.
Wreath laying ceremony and speeches by The Memorial Tree
outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street
FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019
“Remember the Dead – Fight for the Living”
International Workers Memorial Day is a big event this year with plenty of rousing and inspiring speakers’ present- there’s also a wreath laying service at the Town Hall memorial tree in which we as a branch have been asked to participate.
If your about next Friday and can spare a bit of your lunch break please attend as it’s important we show our support- it’s good for our members and the general public. If enough of us can attend on Friday, we’ll raise our banner high in a show of strength and solidarity with our fellow Trade Unionists.
UNISON are carrying out a survey to find out how you feel about your current level of skills and what skills you think you would want for the future. This survey will help us develop future training courses to support you in your workplaces.
This quick survey will take only 15 mins to complete. There are no wrong answers, we just want to hear about your views. For taking the time to do the survey you will have the chance to win an all expenses paid weekend trip to Croyde Bay, Devon or the chance of winning £200 or £100 Love2Shop voucher UNISON SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE SURVEY
Racial harassment in higher education: our inquiry
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is running two surveys – one for higher education staff and one for higher education students. They want to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards.
We welcome individuals meeting the following criteria to participate in the staff survey:
you were employed as a member of staff, either academic or non-academic, by a publicly funded higher education institution at any time between September 2015 and now
you worked at publicly funded higher education institution in England, Scotland or Wales
you experienced or witnessed racial harassment in this setting, or helped someone who was
These workshops are FREE for UNISON Members Women’s Lives Taster Workshops HUDDERSFIELD Women’s Lives on Saturday 18 May 2019 (apply by 15 April 2019) at St John’s Resource Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 5DX BARNSLEY Women’s Lives … Continue reading →