A cancer survivor and long standing UNISON member has raised money for The James Cook Holistic Centre

Liz Lillie beat cancer of the oesophagus two years ago thanks to the care she received from James Cook Hospital. During that time she began treatment for her pain at the hospitals Holistic Centre, which helps cancer patients deal with pain through a selection of wellness treatments including massage, acupuncture, reflexology as well as emotional […]

Blog: Higher education matters – Guest post by Professor Thom Brooks

We will need our universities to thrive more than ever. Their scientists are at the forefront of finding a vaccine against the coronavirus

We stand together on higher education pay and higher education pensions. UNISON Northern Region supports UCU Strike Action

UNISON Northern Higher Education Service Group sends a message of support to UCU in their ongoing strike action for Pay and Pensions. UNISON Northern Higher Education Chair Neil Bellamy Said; “Our members have suffered below inflation pay rises for too long. We fully support our colleagues in UCU in their action on pay and to […]

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Pay Up Now – For Higher Education

For many years university pay has not kept up. Not kept up with the cost of your bills, the cost of your rent or mortgage – nor the pay rises awarded to Vice Chancellors.

Blog: UNISON – Biggest, Boldest, Best

UNISON has shown the true value of union membership through the campaigning and representation of our members. Last year we celebrated 25 years of UNISON and we announced that not only are we the biggest public sector trade union – but the biggest overall union in the UK.

Higher Education Members Pay Ballot

4 Reasons Why You should Use Your Vote in the UNISON Strike Ballot  University bosses will study the outcome of this ballot very carefully.  By law, UNISON must publish the number of members balloted who actually vote.  In addition to the hurdle of a 50% response rate which the law requires as well as a […]