UNISON, UCU and UNITE the Union are taking joint strike action on the 6th February throughout the UK and in the North West’s 13 Universities.
Over 4.000 low paid staff are currently paid below the Living Wage. Over half of Vice Chancellors earn over £242.000. In the last 4 years, pay in real terms has fallen by almost 15% for most support staff in HE which has eroded living standards for thousands of our members. This year’s offer of 1% is inadequate and the time has come to take action for fair pay.
How you can take action and help us support university staff across our region today:
- Send a message of support to striking university staff standing together for fair pay
- Support members in HE by signing the petition. Click here
- Keep abreast of updates on our live blog.
You can also get updates via our national website.
Please support local picket lines on Thursday in:
Liverpool: University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University
Manchester: University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music
Bolton: University of Bolton
Salford: University of Salford
Cheshire: University of Chester
Lancashire: University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University, Lancaster University
Cumbria: University of Cumbria