UNISON has announced the result of its industrial action ballot in higher education:
- 54.4% of those voting were in favour of taking strike action;
- 45.6% of those voting were against taking strike action.
UNISON balloted members on whether they were prepared to take strike action against the national employers’ pay offer of just 1% for 2013-14.
The higher education service group committee, the union’s national committee for members in the sector, will consider next steps at a meeting on 14 October 2013.
UNISON continues to work closely with the other unions in higher education, and those unions’ ballot results will be taken into account when reaching any decision.