Welcome to Birmingham University UNISON
UNISON represents professional staff at Birmingham Uni, including both support staff and academic related staff, either directly employed by the University or by private contractors. We negotiate for better pay and conditions collectively - for all our support staff, UNISON members or not - we help individuals in trouble and campaign for a fairer, better society - we put jobs and education before profit.
Vote yes for fair pay in your industrial action ballot
After 82% of you voted in our internal consultative ballot for strike action unless the University made an increased offer, UNISON have now given official notice of an industrial action ballot to the University and your industrial action ballot has begun. Find out more on our Pay & industrial action 2013/14 page.
Your UNISON committee are preparing a campaign for the Living Wage. We think it is morally wrong that a University with the size and reputation of Birmingham won't pay a living wage to staff. If you would like to get involved in organising or helping on this campaign please get in touch.
Following concerns raised about the University's apparent failure to follow its redeployment policy in a number of areas we are currently preparing a Freedom of Information request on this issue.
2013 training courses now available to book
Information on how to book onto a course is in the Development & Learning Page. Many of the courses run in the evenings, helping you to fit them around your working day.
University of Birmingham student on Newsnight
Following the student demonstration in London on 21st November 2012, University of Birmingham student Alice Swift appeared on Newsnight and talked about threatened departmental and course closures here.
Mirror newspaper reports on low pay in UK universities
"A miserly 11 pay only the minimum wage of £6.08 an hour, a study of 103 institutions reveals today.
"And 56% pay less than the Living Wage – the minimum needed for essentials and a decent lifestyle – which is £7.20 outside London and £8.30 an hour in the capital."
Read the full report at Mirror Online.
Read about Birmingham University’s union and view the Campaigns section and our News pages to gain insight into UNISON and find out what we’re up to.
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