We're Worth More - We Can't Afford Less - Vote YES for Strike Action

Strike Dates

As previously communicated we are now taking strike action on Tuesday 20th/Wednesday 21st September, and Monday 3rd/Tuesday 4th October.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE WORKPLACE ON THESE DATES.  It is vitally important that everyone stands together to reject the pay offer as we look to negotiate an improvement.  Only by standing together will we have an impact.

  • Tuesday 20th September
  • Wednesday 21st September
  • Monday 3rd October
  • Tuesday 4th October

There is no requirement to notify your line manager in advance, and we would ask, for maximum impact that people do not do this, or make any arrangements that might lessen the impact of strike action.

Picket Lines

We need YOU!  We’re asking all members taking action to please come along to picket lines if they are able.  The more members we have on picket lines, the more impact we have.  Picket lines will be in place each strike day from 8am – 12noon.  Please come along to all or any dates and assemble initially at Sir Iain Wood Building where we will deploy to other buildings across campus, depending on numbers.

  • PICKET LINES – Meet at front of SIWB, 8am each strike day.

RGU “Cost of Living Payment”

We were very disappointed that RGU decided to unilaterally announce a cost of living payment to all staff without any negotiation with UNISON today.  We were informed of this decision yesterday, and asked the University to pause and enter into discussions with regard to resolving the current dispute, however that was not forthcoming. 

This payment falls far short of our expectations, and indeed, is already far less than ongoing discussions at other Universities in Scotland.  It does not go anywhere near far enough. 

We have had staff already telling us how angry they are at the University’s decision and timing with this announcement.

Union Strike Pay

Any deductions by the employer for taking strike pay will be made in the October pay run onwards.  We will have details for how to claim UNISON Strike pay for members taking strike action after the 4th October, and prior to the end of the month, which should allow us to make payments by bank transfer to members before the October pay date.  Further information will be made available soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

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