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”.


  1. There's also pressure in my country for workers to take the lowest possible pay home.

  2. I'm firmly on the side of the unions in this issue... and I say that as a conservative who can't vote Conservative while neo-cons and attack dogs bent on destroying unions rule that party.


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