Category: Pay

  • Have you VOTED yet!? Vote YES for Better Pay!

    Pay talks with the University and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA) ended in impasse, rather than agreement. UCEA made their latest final pay offer for 2023-24 during the ACAS facilitated dispute resolution talks in February: another below-inflation pay rise. With RPI inflation at 13.8% in February 2023 and even CPI at 10.4%, like many other workers across…

  • RGU STRIKE Update – December 2022

    In the run-up to the Christmas break, here's another strike update video for you. Follow us on FACEBOOK – we'll continue to send updates from the picket lines and on the overall dispute.  You can also see some of the photo's and videos from the picket lines this week as well. Click here and like…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • HE Unions Reject Initial Pay Offer

    Higher education unions, including UNISON, and employers are due to meet again to discuss this year’s pay rise on 10 May. At the last meeting on Friday 13 April, higher education employers offered to increase pay by 1.7%, or £325 a year (full-time equivalent), whichever is higher. The joint trade unions replied that university workers…

  • Branch Members REJECT HE Pay Offer

    The local branch consultation on the national Higher Education pay offer has now closed with members rejecting the employers offer by over a two thirds majority (69% reject, 31% accept). UNISON’s higher education service group executive said it “was clear that the offer falls well short of its aims. Recent years have seen a series…

  • 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…

  • State Funeral – Strike Dates Change

    Following the events of the last week, and the subsequent national mourning period and planned state funeral for HM Queen Elizabeth II, the strike action due to take place at RGU on Monday 19th September has now been cancelled. The state funeral marks the end of the national mourning period and employers will be working…

  • 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.

  • UNISON seeks improved pay offer over 0.9%

    UNISON will seek an improved pay offer when unions and higher education employers meet at their next scheduled negotiating session on 12 May. This follows an offer from the University and Colleges Employers Association for a 0.9% pay rise for pay spine point 9 and above, with higher increases on points 1-8, (see below). This…