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Outsourcing Sucks! UNITE WIN!

Cambridge University brings maintenance back in-house! Staff at Cambridge got this email: After a period of extensive review, the University is moving to a revised model for repairs and maintenance. This will see the service managed by the University’s Estates Division working with directly contracted maintenance suppliers, many of which are specialist local companies already […]

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Regional News Letter, The Cambridge Bit

Jan/Feb2024 Branch Reports: Cambridge Blues A winter of discontent, for poorly paid staff at one of the country’s wealthiest institutions. Staggering Unite recently asked its members in higher education “Are you worried that you will be unable to pay for essentials including food, petrol and heating in the next 12 months if your pay doesn’t […]

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Cheltenham or Bust!

WE NEED YOU! The government is planning to drastically cut the ability of unions to take industrial action. One of the sectors targeted is Higher Education, make no mistake this is a direct attack on you, our members. So please come with us and the other unions to Cheltenham, to protect your rights. Don’t leave […]

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It will get well if you picket

7th November Strike, view from the picket line. Well if the last strike day was wet this one was cold, it was nice in the sun, but Lensfield Road has its shady bits, and one was outside Chemistry. Great turnout again, and a cracking sing-song at the rally, along with some passionate speakers.Lots of letters […]

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Letter To The VC

Send a message to the VC, It woukld be great if you could print this letter out and post it to the VC, I have included and online link but loads of paper would be better. ToProfessor Deborah PrenticeVice-ChancellorCambridge UniversityOld SchoolsTrinity LaneCB2 1TN Dear Vice-Chancellor, I am a Cambridge student/ a university employee/ a resident […]

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October 2023 Cambridge Strikes!

Great turnout for the strikes! See you on November the 1st! Great turnout for the strikes, Even the rain didn’t put our members off. Solidarity and Donuts! Loads of support from students and the public, special thanks to the Donut Donor of Downing Street, and a big honk to all the motorists who beeped, and […]

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Reinstate the Murphy 4

Union Busting Is Disgusting! Members of our branch and other branches, along with former mayor Robert Dryden demonstrated outside Mott McDonald, A( A firm that does business with Murphy) in protest at the sacking of the Murphy 4. Why Bother? Members being sacked for union activities, is an attack on all our members. If company […]

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PAY, ONE-OFF PAYMENTS

Thanks Guv’nor Very Charitable. Members of the Imperial College Unite branch negotiate locally on pay. Over the past year, the branch has engaged in sustained industrial action (as previously reported in newsletters). Recently, the pay offer presented to branch members, as well as to UCU and Unison members at the college, was rejected by an […]

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National pay negotiations 2023-2024:  Countdown to autumn strikes!

Continuing Protest. Over August and September Unite HE branches up and down the country are holding local industrial action ballots in a continuing protest against the very low pay rise imposed by HE employers.  At the time of writing, there are at least five branches in our region balloting including our largest – Cambridge. If […]

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Pay Update,March 2023

National pay negotiations, 2023-2024: an update. ACAS As you may be aware all the education unions in these negotiations declared a dispute with UCEA, the employers’ association, over the proposed pay increase for 2023-24. In February negotiations began under the auspices of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) with the unions, in good faith, […]