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

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

CORONAVIRUS HIGHER EDUCATION: Guidance for Branch Negotiators

Scottish HE Branch Negotiators' Guidance / Summary of HE Committee Meeting - 31/03/20 No detriment is the norm for the ... Read More

Queen Margaret staff to stay directly employed

UNISON has welcomed news that members at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University have succeeded in preventing their jobs being outsourced, after ... Read More

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Latest documents

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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