31st October – Strike for Fair Pay in Higher Education – Please support

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University Staff = 13% pay cut                                                                                    

£1billion surplus in the Sector  

UNISON, UCU and UNITE the Union are taking joint strike action on the 31st October throughout the UK and in the North West’s 13 Universities. Over 4.000 low paid staff are currently paid below the Living Wage. Over half of Vice Chancellors earn over £242.000. In the last 4 years, pay in real terms has fallen by almost 15% for most support staff in HE which has eroded living standards for thousands of our members. This year’s offer of 1% is inadequate and the time has come to take action for fair pay.   UNISON, UCU and UNITE have agreed nationally to support the following online petition that can be signed by anyone in support of our campaign.

Please circulate widely via your contacts and feel free to tweet the link via your social media:  



Please support local picket lines in:  

Liverpool:  University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University

Manchester: University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music

Bolton: University of Bolton

Salford: University of Salford

Cheshire: University of Chester

Lancashire: University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University, Lancaster University

Cumbria: University of Cumbria


Strike Day Rally: University of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road, 31st October, 12.30

Kevan Nelson Regional Secretary