Dear members, This is a brief update on the progress of our negotiation and joint work with UWE on the sanitary product campaign. At the end of January 2024, we attended a meeting with representatives from the SU, Cleaning team and Equality Diversity & Inclusion...
Recent announcements from UWE management have been based on the sector situation. However, the individual circumstance of UWE is very different. Since 2017/18 the number of staff at UWE earning over £100k has increased by 81% Since 2018/19 staff pay as a proportion of...
On Saturday 27th January, the South West will host the TUC’s next big march and rally ‘Protect the right to strike’. Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government attacked trade union rights – at GCHQ, where union members were told to resign their...
UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services. In Higher Education, members can be employed by universities directly, or work for a Student Union or contractor supplying services.
Here at the University of the West of England we represent staff workingl in IT, Finance, RBI, SAS, FSCM, LCI, projects, laboratories, studios and technical areas, in fact, we represent Professional Service staff across all of our sites, along with staff at The Students Union at UWE.
We negotiate nationally and locally to protect pay, terms and conditions and to prevent members from being outsourced to private companies. UNISON representatives help to ensure a safe working environment.
UNISON campaigns for decent pay in universities – including a living wage for the lowest paid – as well as an eradication of the gender pay gap and to stop the use of zero hour contracts and the casualisation of work.