Here is our latest branch news:
 

2022 Pay Consultation 

This week, the online consultation for this year’s pay offer has started. You should have received an email from UNISON with a link to vote. If you have not received this email by early next week, you can go online here to vote: you will be asked for a few details to verify your identity (including your membership number – if you don’t have this, please email the branch at unison@leeds.ac.uk ). Members at LUU are not covered by national pay bargaining and so won’t receive an email to vote.

This 3% offer (9% for the lowest grades, which includes 5.8% National Minimum Wage uplift) is a further insult to all of us. In the current climate, 3% will go nowhere near to covering the cost of living rises that we are all facing. Instead, it will leave many members struggling to use energy in their own homes, to put food on the table and to afford anything other than the very basics. We don’t believe that any workers should struggle like this.
 
We are urging all members to vote to REJECT this offer. The strike action at University of Leeds over the last few months and elsewhere in the UK has made a difference – they’ve offered us more than we were expecting. This shows the money is there to spend on staff.
 
Let us know you’ve voted by emailing unison@leeds.ac.uk
 

Living Wage Employers List 2022 

The new list of accredited Living Wage employers has landed and you can find the full list here. You can search for HE institutions and you’ll see that University of Leeds and Leeds Arts University are notable in their absence. It is shameful that in 2022, these two institutions cannot commit to paying a living wage to their staff. We will be campaigning on this issue in the coming months.

TUC Rally – Saturday, 18 June, London 

The TUC are holding a march and rally in London on Saturday 18 June, the We Demand Better campaign. You can find further details here. If you would be interested in attending, branches across our Region are putting on coaches to take members to London and back for free. If you are interested to attend, please let us know by Friday, 20 June at 12noon by emailing unison@leeds.ac.uk, so we can ensure we can get you booked on a coach.

UoL Campus Members’ Meeting 10.15am on Wednesday 18 May 

We’ll be holding a members’ meeting on campus for anyone who is around on campus that day. We’ll be discussing the new pay offer, answering questions and offering support with any other issues you may be facing. Please come along if you can:

 
Cleaning Services Building – Breakout Area
28 University Road
 
As always, we’re here if you need support with any workplace issue, just drop us a line at unison@leeds.ac.uk
 

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