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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, […]

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London & Eastern Education Region

NEWSLETTER August 2022 Have your say: update national negotiations – pay 2022-23 The unagreed 3% pay increase (for most staff on the 51-point pay scale) will be imposed in August before you have had your say on the matter. This seems to be the preferred behaviour of the employers in recent years: adopt poor negotiating […]

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Human Rights Act. Human Rights, Act!

Despite advice, reviews and reports continuing to support the Human Rights Act (incorporating the European convention on human rights), this finger-wagging government seems to believe that it can shore up support by rolling back these rights from those it wants to target. That means, potentially, anyone at all that wants and needs to challenge those […]

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PAY July 2022

Inadequate “final” pay offer As many of you will know Unite, along with other education unions, has been challenging yet another clearly inadequate “final” pay offer. The 3% offer made in May completely ignores the huge surge in the cost of living, and fails to recognise the incredibly significant contribution made by staff who have kept institutions […]

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National Pay Negotiation for the 2022-2023 pay award has already started. The initial proposal is 3%, which isn’t good enough to cover the costs of living in Cambridge with inflation being over 8% and rising. Also, we workers at Cambridge University lost 20% of our pay in the last 12 years, this means that experienced […]

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Outsourcing, Regional View.

Update on Cambridge branch campaign to stop outsourcing Taken from March 2022 Regional newsletter The Cambridge branch intends to loudly fight the University’s foot-dragging on protecting directly employed staff and their lack of trustworthiness over outsourcing every step of the way. As you will be aware Cambridge University Unite branch has been firmly opposing the […]

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Solidarity From Dundee

Dundee University UNITE branch posted this message of solidarity with our fight against outsourcing… Cambridge University Unite think Outsourcing SUCKS!(and so do we!). Cambridge University have proposed outsourcing of key professional services staff and the Unite branch there have begun an excellent campaign to show just how much Outsourcing SUCKS! This author is particularly impressed by their excellent […]

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Unite Newsletter – January 2022

Unite Newsletter – January 2022  Working to protect staff in Cambridge University 2021/22 Pay dispute: Preparation for an industrial action ballot As reported by us in August last year, despite all the higher education Unions rejecting the offer, the Universities national bargaining body (UCEA) recommended that UK universities impose the 1.5% pay rise. It was […]

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Cambridge university maintenance staff being lined up for ‘misguided’ outsourcing deal, warns Unite

Wednesday 10 November 2021 Salami Slicing The University of Cambridge, one of the wealthiest and most illustrious institutions in the country, has been accused of ‘salami slicing’ over its plans to outsource up to 50 maintenance and estates’ workers to private companies. Unite the union said that if the proposal was completed by 1 April next year […]