Just an update for you about the current status of the pay dispute. I have attached the joint Joint Higher Education Trade Union Pay Claim 2014. This clearly lays out our position on Pay and related matters for the 2014 pay round, whilst letting the Employers now that we are still in dispute regarding 2013. Some of you may be aware that UCU are planning a marking boycott towards the end of April, and Brett will update the Branch on this and other matters relating to the dispute at the AGM.
Unite at Exeter University Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, at 1230, Forum Exploration Lab 1 (Entrance just below Costa Coffee, look for the Unite Banner)
We will be discussing the following:-
- Election for new Branch Treasurer (please notify Branch Secretary if you wish to stand?)
- Pay Dispute Update / debate
- Updates from Branch Officers
- Updates from Unite Regional Officers
- Update on Unite Executive Council Elections
- Tolpuddle 2014 information
- 100% Campaign and “member get member” recruitment incentive
Any items for the Agenda / Questions / Comments / Suggestions / Apologies to the Branch Secretary, Brett Crane x3478 firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a colleague who is not a member, please ask them to join at:- www.unitetheunion.org/
A full Agenda will be available at the meeting. The meeting is scheduled for an hour but we do have the room until 1400.
** Shape your Union, come along, share your views & give yourselves a voice!**
For those of you who joined the strike on the 6th February and have just had the deduction in February 2014 pay, please use the Strike Pay Application form
Take your payslip with the deduction, photocopy or print it direct from Trent, attach to claim form and send it off to the FREEPOST address at the bottom of the claim form. Once approved the Strike Pay will be BACS transferred direct into your account.
Please make colleagues aware who may not have regular access to emails and print them off a copy.
For those that need to claim the £30 hardship pay (£15 for p/t) in addition to the Official strike pay, please forward an additional copy of your payslip to the Branch Secretary, stating that you wish to claim the hardship pay. I will then arrange for the Treasurer to issue a cheque to you. Do not feel afraid to claim the hardship pay, applicants will not be judged because they have. The branch authorised these payments because we wanted as many people as possible to support the strike.
Please note, Official strike pay is paid straight to your bank account, hardship pay will be paid by cheque and forwarded in internal mail / royal mail.