UNISON Strike Ballot Announcement (May-June 2019)

We can now confirm that the strike ballot will commence on the 15th of May, and you will have until the 3rd of June to post your ballot back.  Our demands are that the University: Gives an above RPI inflation pay increase for all support staff; Becomes a Living Wage Accredited employer; Eliminates the gender pay gap by 2020; Fixes the Staff Pay Spine and allocates a budget for it; Negotiates with all unions […]

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Call for action: How Non-Members can support UNISON’s campaigns during the dispute in 2019

 This page is relevant to: Students and Alumni Staff at the University of Birmingham Media outlets Other trade union branches and campaigning groups Councillors, MPs Our main two campaigns starting in May 2019 are: to improve working conditions and pay for staff working at the University of Birmingham (this also has implications for the pay […]

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Liam Byrne MP and the Real Living Wage – UoB UNISON welcomes MP’s decision to turn down a Honorary Position at the University of Birmingham

An important step was recently taken by local MP Liam Byrne, who refused to accept the offer of an Honorary Senior Research Fellowship position at the University of Birmingham, explaining that his decision was based on the fact that the University is not an accredited living wage employer. The MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill noted […]

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