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Higher Education Pay 2019 Consultation Opens

22 May 2019

You deserve a decent pay rise. Have your say in the higher education pay consultation.

REJECT the employers’ pay offer

UNISON are consulting HE members across the UK on this pay offer. UNISON’s higher education service group executive recommends that members REJECT the pay offer to campaign for an improved pay deal.

The online consultation runs from 22 May to 1 July – please don’t miss your chance to have your say!

Along with the other HE unions, UNISON’s pay claim was for:

  • a rise of RPI plus 3%, or a minimum increase of £3,349
  • £10 per hour minimum rate of pay
  • All universities to become accredited by the Living Wage Foundation
  • A 35 hour working week
  • Action to close the gender and ethnicity pay gaps
  • Action to reduce excessive workloads and combat stress

The employers’ offer

University employers won’t stump up. Their offer falls short, with the majority of HE staff being offered a rise of 1.8%, and lower paid staff offered between 1.82% and 3.65%.

It’s time to stand up for decent pay and decent jobs.

How do I vote?

You can vote by clicking on the following link: ‘vote now’(sign in required) or using the personalised link sent to your email.

It’s really important that we have the correct contact details so we can send you your voting link. Please go to myUNISON to check your membership record is correct or call UNISON Direct on 0800 0 857 857.

Further details are available on the campaign page on national UNISON website.