Here are our the latest updates:

  • UoL Strike Ballot – OPENS MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER – next week, you should receive your ballot papers through the post. Please read the following:
    • If you have recently moved or would like to check your address, you can do so by registering with or logging into My UNISON or by emailing us at You can find further details on the ballot here.
    • Please use your vote: you are voting about your pay. With the National insurance rise, energy costs exploding and inflation at a very high level, this year’s pay rise is costing you 4% of your salary. You are losing money. The only way to show the employer that you won’t accept this is to vote in the postal ballot and vote yes to strike action. If the employer knows you are serious about not accepting a pay cut in real terms, this will push them back to the table to discuss a better pay rise.
    • Remember, if we get to the point of taking strike action, we will be asking you to vote on creating a strike fund to pay the salaries of those who are on strike – we don’t want anyone to lose more money when taking action about pay.
    • If you are a USS pension member, you will also receive a second ballot through the post about strike action in relation to the proposed changes. If you receive two ballots, please post two ballots back.
    • We will be sharing more information on how much pay you’ve lost over the coming weeks. 
  • HE Pay Webinar – UNISON is holding a pay webinar via Zoom on Wednesday, 8 December at 12.30 – there’ll be lots of information about your pay and around the balloting process and any potential strike action. If you would like to attend, you can register here
  • Online Member Meetings – we have two upcoming member meetings next week.  Please do come along to hear updates or talk to us about an issue at work.  We’ll also be talking about the imminent strike ballot over the 1.5% pay increase with Uni of Leeds members:

TRINITY MEMBERS – Monday 6 December 12:30 – 1pm Meeting Link
ALL MEMBERS MEETING – Tuesday 7 December 12:30 – 1:30pm Meeting Link

If you would like to submit questions in advance, you can do so by emailing:

As always, if you would like advice and support about a workplace issue, please contact us at or contact your local rep or Branch Officer and you can find up-to-date information on our branch website and social media channels, details of which can be found below.

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