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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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

Higher education pay ballot result

University workers vote 2-1 for strike action, but ballot does not meet the threshold for legal strike action. University workers ... Read More

UNISON Week 267 – The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target, Brexit and Workers’ Rights, STUC Women’s Conference …… and more

Our weekly newsletter covering the The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target, Brexit and Workers' Rights, STUC Women's Conference and more ... Read More

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Queen Margaret staff to stay directly employed

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

Queen Margaret University staff vote for strike action

Press Release
UNISON members have voted for strike action – by 100% in a 75% turn-out – in a bid to keep ...

UNISON URGES UNIVERSITY WORKERS TO VOTE YES IN PAY BALLOT

Press Release
Strike ballots are going out to UNISON’s members across Scottish universities after employers imposed a mediocre pay offer across the ...

HE members to vote on industrial action over pay

HE members to vote on industrial action over pay
Ballot will start in autumn following rejection of employers’ final pay offer. UNISON members working in higher education are to ...

Pay Up Now for Higher Education Staff

HE Pay leaflet
For many years university pay has not kept up. Not kept up with the cost of your bills, the cost ...

Queen Margaret University strike ballot opens today

UNISON Higher Education
There is a live threat of compulsory redundancies at Queen Margaret University. Until that threat is lifted, UNISON members must ...
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