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

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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