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

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

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

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 ... Read More

Students’ return home – UNISON urges Scottish government to protect frontline staff

UNISON Scotland has today (Wednesday) urged the Scottish government not to forget workers in any plans to enable students to ... Read More

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Latest documents

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 ...

Higher Education Governance Bill

Higher Education Governance Bill
UNISON welcomed the outcomes of Professor Von Prondzynski’s Review of Higher Education Governance and is supportive of the aims of ...

Education Scotland Bill Response

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UNISON welcomes the commitment to tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. There is clear evidence those children from low income ...

Scotland’s Educational and Cultural Future response

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UNISON Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the call for evidence from the Education and Culture Committee on Scotland’s ...

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