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Friday, 28 February 2014

Consultation on next steps in HE pay dispute

#UNHE14 Yesterday the UNISON higher education conference decided to consult branches on next steps in the long running joint union 2013 pay dispute before committing to further strike action. Following three days of joint union national strike action and selective walk outs by academics union UCU, a commitment has been secured from the employers to enter into exploratory talks on the 2014/15 pay round. These talks offer the potential for a breakthrough pay settlement which will address staff grievances about low earnings in the sector. If not, further action will be necessary including a possible UCU marking boycott in April: