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Reimagining the University
A day conference examining the future of higher education in Scotland post Referendum.
9 October 2014
Keynote speeches, discussion and debate exploring the role, future and governance of Scotland’s universities.
FREE to EIS, UNISON and UCU members
Michael Russell MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
Professor Alice Brown
Chair of the Scottish Funding Council
(plus additional speakers)
John McIntyre Centre
at Edinburgh University
09.30 to 16.30
Please register by October 2, 2014
HE employers offer 2% and living wage
Higher education employers have made a "full and final"
pay offer of 2%, with a minimum pay point equal to the living
wage, following pay talks with the unions.
UNISON's higher education service group executive will meet
on 23 April to discuss the consultation with members on the
2014/15 offer and the dispute over 2013/14 pay. See
more on the UK website
HE members take third strike day
UNISON members are taking a third day of strike
action on 6 February - alongside
colleagues from UCU, Unite and EIS - in
the increasingly bitter dispute with the higher
education employers over their offer of a 1% pay
Since the last strike on 3 December, UK university employers have continued their intransigence, informing the unions that they would not hold any further negotiations over pay and telling universities to impose the 1% offer.
Figures released in January show that vice chancellors'’ pay rose by 8.1% in 2013, further demonstrating the myth that a decent pay rise for all staff is unaffordable.
more on UNISON UK site
See also Pay
inequality in Scotland’s universities must
end, says UNISON Scotland
3 December: second UK-wide strike day
University staff across the UK are taking a second day of strike action today against their employers' 1% pay offer.
Sign up to the campaign to show your support and find out about strike rallies near you.
Splashing the cash on everything but university support staff
The University of West England is investing in a football stadium and spending on building projects, but it's still refusing to pay low-waged staff decently
University staff distribute food to help students through strike
Staff at Liverpool University hand out food to make sure students will have enough to eat on the next strike day
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walk out in Glasgow begins UK higher education shut down
Strike 31 October 2013: Message from Dave Prentis general secretary
The Higher Education Service Group covers members in Universities
in Scotland and has elected lay representatives on a Scottish
and UK committee.
Click here for the latest report to Scottish Council
on its work
UNISON is the largest UK trade union for support staff in
higher education. Our 50,000 members across the UK include
registrars, librarians, personnel, technicians, administrators,
clerks, secretaries, cleaners, craftworkers, catering staff,
porters and people working in IT, finance and estates management.
We work to improve pay, terms and conditions at national,
regional and local level. UNISON is campaigning for: