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UNISON members have 'no confidence' in the Vice Chancellor

At the May Branch Members Meeting, members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion of no confidence in UWE’s Vice-Chancellor, Steve West.

 

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Petition in support for Palestine

Petition in support for Palestine

UWE UNISON is supporting our student cohort at UWE Friends of Palestine Society and join the endorsement with many other UWE student and staff societies. UWE UNISON encourages all staff, especially trade union members to sign the petition calling UWE management to: 1....

Open letter to VC in light of ICJ ruling

Open letter to VC in light of ICJ ruling

Dear Steve CC: Chair of Board of Governors We are writing to draw your attention to the implications of the 26 January ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for The University of the West of England and to demand that The University of the West of England...

Update on sanitary products at UWE

Update on sanitary products at UWE

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...

Petition in support for Palestine

UWE UNISON is supporting our student cohort at UWE Friends of Palestine Society and join the endorsement with many other UWE student and staff societies. UWE UNISON encourages all staff, especially trade union members to sign the petition calling UWE management to: 1....

Open letter to VC in light of ICJ ruling

Dear Steve CC: Chair of Board of Governors We are writing to draw your attention to the implications of the 26 January ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for The University of the West of England and to demand that The University of the West of England...

Update on sanitary products at UWE

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...

UWE UNISON facts on UWE’s numbers

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...

Protect the right to strike – TUC March & Rally

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...

Joint trade unions statement on Gaza

"We, the joint trade union branches of UNISON at the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol (UOB) call on the universities of Bristol to publicly support a ceasefire in Gaza.  Israel’s attacks on Gaza since October 7th 2023 have killed...

Striking for a week in December

Since we last took industrial action, we have finally started to make some meaningful progress with the University. The next two weeks will be crucial to continue this momentum. We are calling on all of our members in the University to take strike action for all of...

UWE UNISON Members Meeting

Wednesday November  29th @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm We do have some seating available in the Trade Union Centre Conference Room for members who are unable to attend online via Teams, the link will be in an email sent to members on 24th October. Draft agenda: 1) Pay 2) UWE...

UWE UNISON rally

This is a call to action to our members, because if we do nothing, then nothing will change!  On Tuesday 28th November, the UWE Board of Governors will be meeting in the afternoon on Frenchay campus in X block. UWE UNISON is organising a rally outside the building to...

Palestine a Trade Union issue

Tamsila Tauqir, Vice-Chair UNISON branch of University of the West of England, at Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and Stop the War Coalition march for a Ceasefire in Gaza, 4th November 2023 in Bristol, UK. "Some years ago I went to the West Bank in Palestine....

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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.