Category Archives: Higher Education

Public service workers march on Holyrood for fair pay

Public sector workers along with their families and friends will march and rally later today (Saturday) in Edinburgh in support of fair pay for everyone working in Scotland’s schools, local councils, police forces and hospitals. The march will assemble from 11am in Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, and set off down the Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at 11.45am. […]

Invest in my University. Invest in me.

University employers have offered a 1% pay rise for 2016/17. UNISON believes that our university staff are worth more. Here are some photos of staff at Heriot Watt University backing the campaign for universities to invest in staff.

UNISON signs recognition agreement with Queen Margaret University

UNISON signed a recognition agreement at  Queen Margaret University (QMU) in April 2016.  The purpose of the agreement is to establish arrangements for consultation and negotiation between QMU and UNISON, UCU, EIS and Unite.  The spirit and intention of the settlement is to promote harmonious relations between QMU and its staff.   Fingers crossed.   

Fighting for Fair Work in Universities

UNISON Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Convention Paper. UNISON was involved in working hard to make sure the conclusions reflect workers needs.   It indicates employers should get Living Wage Accredited and provide staff with greater security of employment. It also encourages better training and development of staff, respect at work and better health and safety. Full details are […]

Higher Education Policy Seminar and AGM 26th & 27th May 2016

The Higher Education Policy Seminar and AGM will take place on 26th and 27th May 2016 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA.  The HE Policy Seminar will commence at 10 am on Thursday 26th May 2016 and the AGM will commence at 1 pm on Friday 27th May 2016. […]