Category: Meetings

Branch AGM Thursday 23 March 2017

This year’s branch AGM will take place Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12.30pm in P114 of the Coats Building on Paisley Campus.

Members are invited to attend from all campuses. Those members who do attend from other campuses will be reimbursed for the cost of their travel to the Paisley Campus. A £5 lunch voucher will be issued to members in attendance and can be used at any UWS catering facility.

Keynote Speaker is Emma Phillips, UNISON Scotland’s Higher Education Secretary.

For more information email or call 0141 848 3934


Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Thursday 31st March 2016

The branch’s AGM will take place at 12:30pm by video conference at the following venues:

  • Ayr – Committee Room 1
  • Dumfries – R232
  • Hamilton – Boardroom 2
  • Paisley – P118

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Peter Hunter from UNISON. Peter is UNISON’s Regional Manager and responsible for strategic management of recruitment, organising, learning and activist training in Scotland. He is also leading Unison Scotland’s response to the UK government’s Trade Union bill or, as he prefers to call it, the anti trade union bill.
Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be provided and an extra-long lunchtime for those attending has been agreed with management.
All members should attend if possible.
For more information email or call 0141 848 3934.

Defeat the Trade Union Bill Public Meeting

A public meeting in opposition to the Trade Union Bill, is being held 6.30pm—9.00pm, Tuesday 25th August at Renfield St Stephens Centre 260 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4JP

Chair: Helen Connor, STUC Vice-President & EIS
Jackson Cullinane, Political Officer, Unite the Union Scotland
Lillian Macer, Convenor , Unison Scotland
Mark Serwotka, General Secretary PCS
Elaine Smith MSP, Labour, Coatbridge & Chryston
Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary

Lanarkshire Campus Development

Hamilton Campus staff were invited to attend a presentation with Paul Martin (Depute Principal) on Thursday 21 May 2015, where options for developing the campus where laid out. Lanarkshire-campus-development-briefing-sheet-may2015.

The options being appraised:

Option 1 – Development of existing site

  • 1a: Retain a refurbished Almada building and mothball surplus space.
  • 1b: Retain a refurbished Almada building and demolish surplus space.
  • 1c: Replace the Almada building on site retaining the location as a centre for Higher Education.

Option 2 – Develop off-site in location A – Hamilton International Technology Park

Option 3 – Develop off-site in location B – Maxim at Eurocentral

A project board, chaired by Professor Paul Martin, has been established to oversee the options appraisal process. A Court Scrutiny Group, chaired by Ian Welsh, the Chair of Court, has also been established as part of the governance process.

Hamilton Campus staff were informed that regular open meetings are being diarised and a section on the intranet has been established for colleagues to post questions / suggestions.

HR Question & Answer Session on T&Cs

Carolyn Murray (Interim Director of HR) and Ross McNaughton (Assistant Director, HR) will be attending the four campuses next week for 45 minute Q&A sessions on proposed changes to AT&S terms and conditions and anything on the presentation to UNISON AGM.

The lunchtime meetings below ​are for UNISON members only. (Please note: since this was first posted the Ayr Campus session has been moved to a later date still to be confirmed.)

  • Monday 24th March – Ayr Campus, GT30 (room 4.036) 12.30pm – 1.15 pm
  • Wednesday 26th March – Hamilton Campus, A216 12.30pm – 1.15pm
  • Thursday 27th March – Paisley Campus, D137 12.30pm – 1.15pm
  • Friday 28th March – Dumfries Campus, B205 1pm -1.45pm

Although registration is not required, Branch Committee would be grateful for an indication of members who would like to attend and so request that you complete the online form​ to let us know.

UWS UNISON AGM 12 March 2014

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of UWS branch of UNISON will take place on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 12.30 across the 4 campuses.

Our invited keynote speaker is Carolyn Murray, UWS Interim Director of HR.

Tea/coffee & light refreshments will be provided and an extra-long lunchtime for those attending has been agreed with UWS management.

All members should attend at 12.30pm to join the AGM by video conference at the following venues:

  • Ayr – Lecture Theatre 2
  • Dumfries – R217
  • Hamilton – Boardroom 2
  • Paisley – P118

If you would like more information email: or call 0141 848 3934.

Changes to AT&S Staff Terms and Conditions

An all staff email regarding proposed changes to the current AT&S terms and conditions is due to be issued today from University Human Resources (HR).

Members should be aware that UWS Branch of UNISON has formally written to the UWS HR Director stating that we do not accept the proposed changes to AT&S terms and conditions.

Although the proposed changes will have a substantial negative financial impact on our colleagues in Estates & Buildings, ICT and Library – we would stress that every single AT&S member of staff will be affected as the proposal includes a change to the university’s operating hours.

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ACAS talks fail to resolve pay dispute

UNISON, UCU, Unite and EIS members in higher education are due to take a second day of strike action on 3 December after talks at ACAS failed to bring about any movement on the pay element of the trade union claim.

The university employers maintain that they are not in a position to make any movement on their current 1% offer and have stated that the union’s claim for an improved offer is not affordable.

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