Category: Campaigns

  • RGU STRIKE Update

    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…

  • RGU STRIKE – November Dates

    STRIKE – Take Action!  Dates have now been announced for further industrial action at the Robert Gordon University over the derisory 3% pay award this year.  We are asking all members to take strike action and not attend the workplace on the following dates: Thursday 24th November Friday 25th November IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL…

  • Strike Pay Claim Form

    Members who have taken part in the RGU strike action are eligible to claim strike pay from UNISON.  Strike pay will be paid at the national rate, with a small additional supplement from the branch which will be determined once we have all the claims entered.  Strike pay is not taxable, so you are entitled…

  • Pay Offer for 2017 is “best that can be achieved through negotiation”

    UNISON’s higher education service group met yesterday to discuss the higher education employers’ full and final offer on pay for 2017-18. The final pay offer gives extra increases to the lower paid, between 2.4% and 1.7% up to pay point 16. All staff above point 16 will receive 1.7%. The lowest pay point (spinal column…

  • STRIKE! RGU Dates Announced

    STRIKE – Take Action!  Dates have now been announced for industrial action at the Robert Gordon University over the derisory 3% pay award this year.  We are asking all members to take strike action and not attend the workplace on the following dates: Monday 19th September Monday strike action is no longer taking place due…

  • Vote YES to strike for the pay we deserve!

    This week, you should receive a ballot for industrial action on the ‘zero offer’ for the pay year 2021. I am sure you will also receive numerous communications from the employer that seek to undermine UNISON’s campaign for fair pay for university staff. UNISON senior representatives are adamant that the 0% for 2020/21 deserves to…

  • HE members vote to accept pay offer

    UNISON’s higher education service group executive has decided to accept the employer’s pay offer, after 72% of members voted to back it. The executive met on 30 June to consider the result of the branch consultative ballot on this year’s pay offer from the national employers’ organisation, the University and Colleges Employers’ Association.

  • Higher Education Ballot Result

    UNISON members working in higher education in England, Scotland and Wales have voted for industrial action to press their wage claim – but the turnout wasn’t enough to meet the threshold for strikes set out in the 2017 Trade Union Act. That act does not apply in Northern Ireland, and the union is still awaiting…

  • RGU Announces £6m Cuts to Staff and Services

    Members will by now be aware of the Principal’s announcement at RGU with regard to the financial situation at the University, and the start of a Voluntary Severance scheme to attempt to reach the stated required cost reduction of £6 million (£2 million non-pay costs, and £4 million staffing costs). The University has also stated…

  • HE Employers Make Final Pay Offer

    UNISON has received a "full and final" pay offer from higher education employers, which the union's higher education service group executive will discuss on Monday 18 May. The offer for 2015-16 follows pay talks between the employers and joint higher ed unions, and consists of: a 1% increase from 1 August for all staff covered…