A group of stiking workers at the UNiversity of Sussex.

University of Sussex staff on strike (day 1)

On 16 August 2023, professional services staff from the University of Sussex walked out for 48 hours in a dispute over pay. Here’s a round-up from day 1 on the picket lines.

Sussex University strike over pay ramps up next week, says UNISON

Industrial action will take place during ‘clearing week’, which will disrupt the process of filling courses with vacant spots, the union says.

Local government protests over pay are spreading

From Rother to Reigate, UNISON members are saying they refuse to be left behind on pay

Decisive outcome as UNISON members vote to accept NHS pay offer in England

Almost three-quarters of health members voted to accept the offer with over 150,000 having their say

Raise wage offer and prevent more university strikes, says UNISON

Staff at the Universities of Sussex and Winchester are being balloted for strike action over pay from 4 April

Surrey County Council staff vote overwhelmingly to reject pay offer

Over 87% of UNISON members reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer and vote to move to a formal strike ballot

UNISON wins settlement for 800 workers in Brighton and Hove

After a decade of campaigning, UNISON has secured up to £2,000 for workers over historic pay inequality

UNISON secures up to an 11.4% pay increase for SGN Staff

The union has negotiated an inflation linked, three-year pay deal, for SGN workers

Biffa workers fight back to win pay improved award!

Refuse staff in Ashford vote overwhelmingly to accept new pay offer after a sustained campaign by UNISON

Winning our Probation Service members the wages they’re owed

UNISON South East is launching legal claims to ensure members get the backpay they’re owed

Worth More, Need More – Pay More!

UNISON members at Medway Council lobby councillors over pay in the midst of a cost of living crisis

Schools risk support staff exodus over pay in South East region, warns UNISON

40% of school staff are actively looking for other jobs because of persistent low pay

Your union, helping you with your NHS pension

UNISON is asking for the government to provide a decent pay rise to all NHS staff. We’re pushing for a £2000 pay increase for all employees, regardless of their role. But there’s another aspect to pay that easy to overlook – pensions. Although you pay a percentage of your earnings into the scheme and this […]

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NJC pay: 1.75% is still not good enough

When local government employers met earlier this week to issue their revised pay offer of 1.75% – an increase of 0.25% that UNISON regards as ‘insignificant’ – they did so against a backdrop of growing discontent over a proposed increase that fails to reflect the hard work and sacrifices made by council and school workers […]

Environment Agency pay consultation now open

Negotiations with the Agency over 2021 have been conducted by the 4 recognised trade unions, UNISON, Prospect, GMB and Unite and we are now balloting you on whether you want to accept the offer that has been made. The Agency offer this year is delivering the pay freeze that the UK Government has announced for […]