UNISON members on the picket line outside Arts University Bournemouth. Members hold purple flags and placards aloft against a beautiful blue sky.

Autumn term strikes set to go ahead at four South West universities

The results are in for the higher education strike ballot that ran from 31 May to 31 July – and 4 higher education institutions in the South West have met the threshold for action.

Striking in the sunshine – on the picket lines in Bristol

Photos from four sunny picket lines across Bristol as University of Bristol support staff begin five days of action.

Arts University Bournemouth staff on strike over ‘woeful’ pay offer

University support staff in Bournemouth will strike tomorrow over “woeful” pay offer from the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, says UNISON today (Monday).

UNISON official picket placards

University staff in the South West vote to strike over ‘ludicrously low’ pay rise

Cleaners, administrators, library, catering and security workers at Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Gloucestershire and the University of the West of England have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.

No more “self appointing clique” at Bath University

UNISON has given a cautious welcome to today’s independent report into University of Bath governance, but warned that its recommendations do not go far enough. The review was triggered by outrage over pay inequality and efforts of those in senior positions to sideline and silence student and staff criticisms. UNISON agreed with the review’s conclusion that […]

Trade unions win reinstatement of Living Wage at University of Bath

Senior managers at the University of Bath have agreed to proposals from UNISON and other trade unions to reinstate a minimum hourly rate of £8.75 and to seek accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. UNISON, the public service union representing the 300 staff affected, has welcomed the decision as an urgently needed first step towards addressing […]