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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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Joint trade unions statement on Gaza

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

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

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...

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....

UWE UNISON in solidarity with the Palestinians

Tamsila Tauqir, Vice-Chair of the University of the West of England UNISON branch. Speech at Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and Stop the War rally for Palestine on 13th October 2023 in Bristol, UK. "UNISON, the largest trade union in the UK has stated that the...

Wages not war!

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Stop the War Annual General Meeting (AGM) on behalf of our UWE UNISON branch. The afternoon session was focused on the role of trade unions in opposing war. After all, it’s often us, the working class who are the cannon fodder for...

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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.