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Living Wage campaign featured in Birmingham Mail

The Birmingham Mail have covered our campaign for a Real Living Wage at the University of Birmingham - click here to read the article.

The article also includes a video from a recent protest outside the new university library, during which more than 20 cleaners called for the university to commit to paying all its staff a fair wage and keep them above the poverty line.

Your Summer 2016 Newsletter is Out!

Look out for a copy of the latest branch newsletter in the internal post - for any additional copies, contact Lee Crutchley. You can also download an electronic version below:

2016 Pay Claim - It's Time For A Pay Rise!

2016 UNISON along with UNITE and GMB have put in a joint pay claim for a 5% pay rise with the demand that the starting rate of pay should be £8.25 per hour, in line with the current real Living Wage. You can download the pay claim below, please print this off for other staff and why not ask them to join us at the same time? Over 650 staff at the University are now UNISON members, let’s keep shouting louder together for fair pay.

We are now waiting for a response from the University and 2 meetings have so far been arranged between the trade unions and the University on the 8th June and 12th July and we will keep you updated.

Nationally, UNISON yesterday voted to rejected an offer from the employers of 1.1% for most staff, and the academics' union UCU are planning on taking industrial action on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May unless an improved pay offer is made by then. We will be sending out advice next week on how we can lawfully support UCU if their strike goes ahead.