Higher Education

UNISON_HEStrikeOct2013UNISON is one of the largest unions in the higher education sector, with 11 higher education branches in Scotland and 50,000 members across the UK. We represent higher education members employed by universities directly, or who work for a contractor supplying services.

We negotiate nationally and locally to protect pay, terms and conditions and to prevent members from being outsourced to private companies. UNISON representatives help to ensure a safe working environment.

UNISON campaigns for decent pay in universities – including a living wage for the lowest paid – as well as an eradication of the gender pay gap and to stop the use of zero hour contracts and the casualisation of work.

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UNISON Week-336 – now it’s time to defend councils, care workers travel, university strikes and more.

UNISON Week-336 - now it's time to defend councils, care workers travel, university strikes and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere…& more

UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere...& more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON urges principal to reverse closure plans as decision time looms on West College nurseries

The fate of two much-loved West College Scotland nurseries will be decided this week after weeks of campaigning to prevent ... Read More

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UNISON Week-336 – now it’s time to defend councils, care workers travel, university strikes and more.

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UNISON Week-336 - now it's time to defend councils, care workers travel, university strikes and more. Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere…& more

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UNISON Week 334: Equal Pay Strike suspended but action looms elsewhere...& more. Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 328 – Local Govt pay claim, Ovo threats, HE Ballot & more

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UNISON Week 328 - Local Govt pay claim, Ovo threats, HE Ballot & more. Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

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UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON members at Dundee University set for strike action to defend pensions

UNISON members at Dundee University set for strike action to defend pensions
UNISON members at Dundee University who are part of, or are eligible to be part of, the university’s superannuation scheme ...

Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

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This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ...

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