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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 […]

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(YOUR!)Letter to the VC!

Print this out, sign it, and pop it in the post,( or UMS). More details below Here’s where we need your help: It is essential that the senior management are made aware of the strength of feeling of the wider university, both against outsourcing and in the support of our colleagues who are threatened with […]

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12 on the 12th Outside the Senate House.If you care please be there! Remember, Remember, The Twelth Of November! Make a placard, make a noise, make your point! 12 on the 12th, put it in your diary!

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Secretary’s Letter 1/11/21

Secretary’s letter… Dear Colleagues, As some of us, had predicted the University’s COVID inspired benign support of professional staff has come to an end. Not only are we to suffer a below average annual pay rise, but also the University has begun to make compulsory redundancies. Not in keeping with past practices, the University has […]

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An Open Letter

Estates Matter