Vote Yes for Strike Action in the Higher Education Pay Ballot. Ballot opens on 30th August.
UNISON is balloting members who work in universities on whether to accept or reject the employers’ miserly pay offer of 1.1%. UNISON’s higher education committee recommends members reject the pay offer and take industrial action to seek an improved offer.
- Since 2008 university staff have seen a real-terms pay cut of between £1,585 and £8,248.
- 12,000 university staff are still not paid the independently calculated Living wage of £8.25 (£9.40 in London).
- Universities have record surpluses and billions in their bank accounts and there are record student numbers and record investment in new buildings and facilities.
- The average pay rise for university vice-chancellors last year was 6.1% and the average salary for a vice-chancellor or principal is a whopping £272,000.
Pay austerity is a ‘choice’ being made by universities – not a necessity. There is clearly money available for some – we believe it should be available for all.
Vote YES in the HE Pay Ballot
The ballot opens on Tuesday 30 August and closes on Monday 19 September.
More information about the dispute is available on the UNISON national website here.
UNISON organisers are currently talking to staff about the pay ballot and organising meetings with your branch. If you haven’t heard about a meeting then please contact the appropriate organiser below.
University of Bolton – Ann Kerrigan – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07432735181
University of Chester – Sandra Maxwell – email@example.com / 07985118863
University of Cumbria – Niki Bowering – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07939583725
Edge Hill University – Jane Warburton – email@example.com / 07903853022
Liverpool John Moores University – Lindsay Deakin – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07939583811
Lancaster University – Niki Bowering – email@example.com / 07939583725
The University of Manchester – Sam Luczynski – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07939583644
Manchester Metropolitan University – Mat Winston – email@example.com / 07904341944
The Royal Northern College of Music - Mat Winston – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07904341944
University of Salford – Karen Ellis – email@example.com / 07957504885
University of Central Lancashire – Jane Warburton – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07903853022