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Events at the AECC

Last Tuesdays event at the AECC was a great success with many new members joining Unison. Our current members have had talks on how they can make the most out of their membership. While some have even taken an interest about being stewards. Training opportunities have...

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Higher education pay ballot 2016

The union’s higher education service group executive met on 20 September to discuss the results of the industrial action ballot on the 2016/17 national pay offer. A long and considered discussion took place, which took into account the close vote in the ballot, a...

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Welcome to our updated website

Welcome to our new Branch website.  We are currently working on the site to bring you all the news from the UNISON Bournemouth Higher and Further Education Branch.  Please come back often to see how we are doing.

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HE Pay Dispute

UNISON is balloting members in higher education in August /September, urging them to vote ‘Yes’ for strike action for better pay. The decision of the higher education service group executive was taken following a consultation with branches. The employers have so far...

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Talks with the AECC have proved fruitful with the organisation considering formal recognition of UNISON. This means... • We could negotiate with representatives of the organisation and act on behalf of our members to get improvements on pay and other terms and...

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Welcome to our Branch website.  Members at the Bournemouth Higher & Further Education Branch of UNISON are people working in the public services in higher or further education, or for private contractors providing public services to the sector.

They include staff (and some students) working full or part time in universities, colleges, the NHS, students’ unions and private contractors. Employers include: –

Arts University Bournemouth

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth & Poole College / Wessex Partnership

Anglo European Chiropractic College

UNISON is one of the largest unions in the higher education sector, supporting 50,000 members working in universities.

We represent higher education members employed by universities directly, or who work for a contractor supplying services. These roles include:

  • administration and IT;
  • cleaning, catering and facilities maintenance;
  • technical and laboratory services;
  • security;
  • library and sports centre services; and
  • student union services.

We negotiate nationally and locally to protect pay, terms and conditions and to prevent members from being outsourced to private companies. UNISON representatives help to ensure a safe working environment.

UNISON campaigns for decent pay in universities – including a living wage for the lowest paid – as well as an eradication of the gender pay gap and to stop the use of zero hour contracts and the casualisation of work.

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