H.E. - strike for fair pay

HE strike 3 Dec We're back - on Thursday 6 February Unite, UCU, UNISON and EIS members working in higher education will strike for a third time for fair pay. 

Workers are outraged that while they're expected to accept a miserly one per cent pay increase, university top bosses have pocketed a huge £22,000 pay rise, taking average pay to a staggering £242,000  - at least 10 times more than a clerical worker earns.

150 locations across the UK - thousands of workers standing up for fair pay. 


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Strike action is never taken lightly, but despite months of talks, negotiations and campaigning the UCEA has refused to budge on fair pay.

The action followed an industrial ballot over the employer's refusal to improve the one per cent pay offer for 2014.

For the past five years workers in the country's top higher education institutions have suffered a sustained attack on their pay. Since 2008, below inflation pay rises have led to staff suffering a 13 per cent pay cut in real terms, while the cost of living continues to soar.  

Last year's one per cent pay offer cost our members dear; 97 per cent of manual staff and 90 per cent of clerical staff 'lost' £311, while 72 per cent of managerial, professional and technical staff 'lost' £417.


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