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It’s not too late to vote YES to strike action

We’re currently holding an industrial action ballot – and we need your vote. We want you to vote YES to strike action for an improved pay offer.

If you need a new ballot paper please call 0800 0 857 857 before noon on Friday.

Your employer has offered:

  • a one-year pay deal of 2% for most people or £425 (up to 2.7%) (whichever is greater)
  • 2% on London weighting
  • working groups on gender pay gap and casual employment.

But you deserve more.

Last month you were sent a ballot paper along with a freepost return envelope. It was sent to your home address,

If you’ve moved, you didn’t receive your ballot paper or you need a new one for any reason, this is your last chance to order a replacement.

Just call our ballot hotline on 0800 0 857 857 before noon on Friday.

Find out more

A new law means that at least 50% of members who are eligible to vote, must vote for industrial action for it to go ahead. So please vote and be heard – and ask your colleagues to vote too.

Finally, don’t forget you’ll need to return your paper before 10am on 25th October in order for your vote to count.

If you’ve got any questions, please do call the ballot hotline before it closes tomorrow at noon on Friday.

Industrial Action Ballot

Dear Higher Education Members,

After our members voted overwhelmingly to reject the inadequate 1.1%, we are now asking you to vote in the industrial action ballot and have your say in higher education pay! Many local branches have been highlighting the huge increases in Vice Chancellor pay, the increasing numbers of those paid over £100,000 and the large surpluses across the sector. If you haven’t used it yet, check out this map and compare the different data across Universities:

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Click on the blue link at the top for more information from your Greater London Service Group Executive Team and to find out why they are voting Yes to Strike Action and why they are asking you to as well. We believe  it’s important that Universities invest in their staff as well in bricks and mortar!

Do you want to know what your pay would be without recent years of low pay increases? Use our salary loss calculator:

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2016/08/he-pay-calculator/

The Higher Education 2016/2017 Pay Ballot opens today and your ballot paper should arrive on your doormat in the next couple of days. Whether you vote to accept or reject, please take a few moments, use your ballot paper and pop it in the post.IMG_0927[1]