Category: Pay

  • HE Pay Update 2024/25

    HE Pay Update 2024/25

    The joint higher education trade unions have held a series of meetings with the university employers (UCEA) on the higher education pay offer for 2024/25. We hope to be in a position shortly to share details of the final offer with members and branches. We are currently still in discussions with UCEA about the final…

  • 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…

  • Branch Pay Offer Consultation 2017/18

    We have now received a "full and final" written pay offer from the national employers’ organisation the Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA). The offer for 2017-18 follows pay talks between the employers and joint Higher Education unions, and consists of: a 1.7% increase from 1 August for all staff covered by the higher education…

  • We’re Worth More! Vote YES for Strike Action

    The University and Colleges Employers Association have made their final pay offer: a below-inflation pay rise of 3% for most Higher Education staff and between 9% and 3% for those on pay points 3 to 19. They didn’t offer any more during the dispute process and will now impose this pay increase on 1 August 2022.…

  • RGU Members Vote for Strike Action Over Pay

    Higher Education pay campaign and strike ballot 2022 – Results Members at both the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University have overwhelmingly rejected the employer's pay offer this year. 79.2% of Robert Gordon University members who voted, voted to reject the pay offer, and more than half of UNISON members voted, meaning the vote…

  • RGU STRIKE Update – September 2022

    We had a great turnout on the picket lines for our first two days of strike action.  Rather than a long email, I though this time I'd do a short video update for you all – click here to watch it: Follow us on FACEBOOK – we'll continue to send updates from the picket lines…

  • 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…

  • Vote NOW in the HE Pay Ballot 2019

    Vote ONLINE in the UNISON Higher Education Pay Ballot   Why you should vote to REJECT the pay offer… Staff in our world-class university system deserve a decent pay rise. You’re certainly due one as the value of your pay has not kept up with the cost of living. That’s why UNISON, along with the…

  • 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…