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Interesting bit from our newsletter… Extension of the Minimum Service Level Regulations to HE? As is the way with government, mission creep seems to have set in, with Gillian Keegan, the Secretary of State for Education – probably best known for swearing on camera – making an announcement at the Tory Party Conference that she […]
WE DESERVE FAIR PAY!
Interim payment. The unions have expressed their disappointment that UCEA has instructed its member institutions to impose an interim payment of the 2023/24 pay increase, which is likely to take place in March (backdated to February). The payment will add £1,000 or 2% whichever is greater, to all the National Pay Spine points. This is […]
Thank You Our Regional Industrial Sector Committee (London & Eastern RISC) would like to thank everyone who has or is taking part in balloting (yes, thanks for voting!) and especially your hardworking local reps who have been campaigning day after day to get the vote out. For many reps, elected or re-elected during the triennial […]
GET READY! TO HAVE YOUR SAY! ON HIGHER EDUCATION PAY! 3% is not good enough! With real inflation (RPI) running at 11.8%, it’s a massive national pay cut. Your Unite branch is holding a consultative ballot to find out whether you’d be prepared to take industrial action. Check your email and vote YES! Don’t lose […]
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 […]
National negotiations – pay 2022-23 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 […]