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Bristol University
Branch SW/8215

Education Sector


Updated: 23rd September, 2014

Proposed Changes to University Ordinances

Branch Meeting to Discuss the Proposed Changes to the University Ordinances – 24th September 2014

Photo Request 5th March 2013
The Branch is putting together a local recruitment leaflet and we are looking for volunteers to have their photo taken for the leaflet.

Industrial Action Ballot 27th September 2012
The Union intends to conduct a ballot for industrial action of All Higher Education Members. The ballot is in relation to a trade dispute over Pay & Conditions claim submitted to the Joint National Committee for Higher Education Staff (the "Unions' New JNCHES Claim"), including all matters arising out of and in consequence of this dispute.

Pay & Conditions Dispute 2012 6th September 2012
This is an update on the latest state of play in relation to negotiations and proposed action.
All unions agreed to attend further talks at ACAS and the meeting took place on the 22nd August.

2012 Pay Claim negotiations 23rd May 2012
The final session of New JNCHES negotiations with UCEA took place yesterday 22nd May.

NEW JNCHES Pay Negotiations 30 March & 20 April 2012 24th April 2012
Negotiations have opened in the 2012 pay round and to give you an update on where we are up to.

Higher education pay offer for 2012/13 is ‘derisory’, says Unite 3rd April 2012
Unite is dismayed at the opening offer of 0.5 per cent made by the employers in the higher education pay talks affecting 148 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the UK.

Pay Claim 22nd March 2012
The Unite National Education Industrial Committee have decided to suspend the current industrial action

A recent paper by Dr Paul Lewis Kings College London entitled TECHNICIANS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: A STUDY OF THE SKILLS AND TRAINING will provide interesting reading to many of our technician members.

Eddie Sands Obituary (PDF 19KB) 24th February 2011
Eddie Sands, who had been our Branch Chair for 30 years, died on the 13th January.