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.

Latest news

Strikes in Scottish universities begin today, says UNISON 

More than 1,000 support staff in universities across Scotland are to strike from today (Monday) in a dispute over pay, ... Read More

Glasgow Caledonian University Support Staff Strike For Pay Justice, says UNISON

UNISON members at Glasgow Caledonian University will strike today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), to protest another imposed, below-inflation national pay ... Read More

Breakthrough pay deal agreed by University of Glasgow UNISON

UNISON members at the University of Glasgow have voted to accept a breakthrough pay deal that will see overall pay ... Read More

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Latest documents

Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Audit Commttee

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UNISON members provide essential roles across higher and further education, these roles while often overlooked by policy makers are crucial ...

Higher Education Governance Guidance

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Unison has responded to the consultation on a Scottish Code of Higher Education Governance. Democratic structures create public bodies which ...

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Heriot Watt Pay 7
University employers have offered a 1% pay rise for 2016/17. UNISON believes that our university staff are worth more. Here are ...

UNISON signs recognition agreement with Queen Margaret University

UNISON signed a recognition agreement at  Queen Margaret University (QMU) in April 2016.  The purpose of the agreement is to establish arrangements ...

Fighting for Fair Work in Universities

Fighting for Fair Work in Universities
UNISON Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government's Fair Work Convention Paper. UNISON was involved in working hard to make sure the ...

Higher Education Policy Seminar and AGM 26th & 27th May 2016

The Higher Education Policy Seminar and AGM will take place on 26th and 27th May 2016 at the Golden Jubilee ...

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