SOAS and LSE defeat outsourcing, good article from the Guardian


London Weighting Campaign


Our survey will be open for another month through the whole of November. Our reps spoke with Management about London Weighting and they are still refusing to respect UCL staff’s request for them to negotiate with all three unions.

We say that an increase in all staff’s London Weighting is a PRIORTY, NEEDED & absolutely JUSTIFIED.



Join the Branch Mailing List

The UCL UNISON Branch Committee meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to attend a meeting or join the Branch mailing list please send an email to

Members can contact the Branch by

  • leaving a message on the Branch voice-mail 020 7679 4888 or ext 24888
  • phoning/texting the Branch on 07747 880 766
  • telephoning UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857 (quoting your membership number)

Current Pay Negotiations – Multi-employer negotiating round 2015-16

Trade unions’ responses and next steps

EIS have rejected the offer and are invoking the Dispute Resolution Procedure alongside UCU and Unite.

The first Dispute Resolution meeting will take place in early September with a second one mid-September. The two unions not in dispute (UNISON and GMB) are invited to attend the meetings as observers.

Employers will not be in a position to implement an award before this process is completed.

Trade unions’ responses to the final offer

UNISON members have voted to accept the offer by a significant majority of 72%.

The majority of members in all regions voted to accept the offer.
Total HEI’s included in consultation is 106 on an increased turnout from recent years.
The total figures are as follows:
Total to Reject: 1780   (28%)
Total to Accept: 4611  (72%)
The service group noted the clear majority and decided to accept the pay offer.
The GMB has also accepted, whilst other unions have rejected on varying percentages and turnouts, although none have voted for strike action. It is likely that some unions will seek to invoke the disputes procedure, to which  UNISON will be invited to participate as an observer.

UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has decided that the ballot result is sufficient to record a rejection of the offer and UCU will ask for the New JNCHES dispute resolution procedure to be invoked. In their consultative ballot of UCU members, with a turnout of just under 32%, 53.5% voted to reject the offer. The consultative ballot also asked members to indicate their support for both strike action and action short of a strike (ASOS), making it clear that members would need to support both if the union was to pursue a dispute. 55.7% of their members voting indicated that they would be prepared to take ASOS. However, when asked about strike action 53% of the members voting said they would not be prepared to take strike action. For UCU’s ballot result in full see the UCU website. 

UCU have indicated that they will organise regional meetings in September and their HEC will meet on 9 October to receive a report from these meetings and decide on a way forward.

Unite have advised that, following a branch consultation, they are rejecting the offer. There are no details at the present time on the number of branches who voted for or against the offer.

Branch elections result 2015

Following the UCL UNISON Annual General meeting on Wednesday 18th March, we are pleased to announce that of the contested roles Makeba Adero has been re-elected as Branch Secretary, Steve Marigotta as Branch Health and Safety Officer, Neal Carr as Branch Welfare Officer.

Votes for the candidates who stood for the role of Assistant Branch Secretary were tied and so the Branch Committee will decide whether to take this vote in the Committee or to re-run the election and send ballot papers out to members.

Thank you to all members who took part. Welcome to those of you are joining the committee and to those of you who are stepping down, best wishes for the future.

UCL UNISON Branch Committee

UCL UNISON Officer and Reps Election 2015 (Ballot papers)

Dear UCL UNISON Members

Ballot papers have now been sent out to all members.

Please contact the Branch if you have not yet received a ballot paper and we will notify the Region.

We look forward to seeing you at the
Annual General Meeting at 1pm on Wednesday 18th March 2015 room 2.18 Chadwick Building (next to the UCL main entrance on Gower Street).


UCL UNISON Branch Committee

UCL UNISON Officer and Reps Election 2015

In UCL UNISON we carry out the election process before the Annual General Meeting and announce the results at the AGM which will be taking place at 1pm on Wednesday 18th March 2015 room 2.18 Chadwick Building (next to the UCL main entrance on Gower Street). We look forward to seeing as many members at the AGM as possible. As is customary of IOE UNISON we intend to hold an early morning meeting for members of IOE cleaning staff at the IOE (further details will be made available closer to the time). Members should have recieved their nomination papers in December 2014. Please contact the Branch with you contact details ASAP.

Election time-table

Date                                                       Week
Weeks 12/11 Send out nomination forms
1st January 2015-21st January 2015     Week 11-Week 8 Nomination period
28th January 2015                                 Week 7 Nominations Close
4th February  2015                                 Week 6 Preparation of ballot
18th February  2015                               Week 4 Despatch of ballot papers
25th February  2015                               Week 3 Ballot period
11th March 2015                                     Week 1 Postal ballot closes. Votes counted.
18th March 2015                                     Week 0 Branch AGM