Friday, 7 February 2014
UCU, EIS and UNISON unite #solidarity
A snapshot of the passing demonstration in Manchester yesterday, when several hundred striking Higher Education sector workers from UNISON, UCU, Unite and EIS unions took part in a demonstration and strike action.
UNISON states that Higher Education workers have endured a 13% drop in pay over the past five years…
“The walkout follows the decision by universities to effectively shut down talks and forcibly impose a miserly 1% pay offer, condemning workers to a fifth straight year of real-term falling wages. In contrast, the pay bill for Vice-Chancellors, excluding bonuses and pensions, has risen by 5% since 2007/08. Caterers, cleaners, security guards and student support staff [were] among those workers taking strike action, following previous walkouts on 31 October and 3 December last year”.