UNISON HE members to be balloted on action over 2016 pay offer

UNISON members in higher education are to be balloted on whether they wish to take strike action over their employers’ pay offer, which would see most staff receive a 1.1% increase.
UNISON higher education service group executive (HSGE) will be calling on members to reject the offer and take strike action to get the employers to improve it.
This follows the results of a branch consultation with members in which more than two thirds of those who responded voted to reject the offer.
UNISON will call on the employers to return to the negotiating table and make an improved offer that would prevent a strike and the inevitable disruption to universities and students at the start of the autumn term.
The ballot will take place during the summer and will be sent to members’ homes so please make sure your contact details are up-to-date to have your say.
More details are available on the UNISON website.