We all have different needs and preferences that can be reflected in the language we use. UWE’s guide to the social model of disability and language will help you to speak about disability and to disabled people in a respectful and inclusive way.
Pay for staff in universities has gone down relative to inflation over the last 13 years, yet income to universities has increased.
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Happy International Women’s Day It’s 8 March and around the world we are celebrating International Women’s Day. This years theme is #BreakTheBias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable,...
UNISON is working with the international trade union movement to mobilise support for those affected by the war in Ukraine. No one can fail to be moved by the scenes of terrified civilians taking shelter underground or of the hundreds of thousands of women and...
At today's branch executive meeting, it was agreed to affiliate the branch to three amazing organisations who do great work internationally. ACTSA works for rights, equality and development across Southern Africa. We raise awareness of the complex issues facing the...
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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.