Thursday, 18 October 2012

Just three days to go...

...until the TUC anti-austerity march against spending cuts and job losses on Saturday 20th October.

Senate House branch will be joining our fellow higher education Unison branches and the University of London Union and joining the feeder march starting in Malet Street, assembling at 11 am in Malet Street. Please join the march and help build a huge demonstration to show the government just how destructive and unpopular their austerity agenda is.

If you are on facebook you can join the education bloc event here: or join the TUC event here:!/events/181510105308324/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

3Cosas Campaign: Sick Pay, Holidays, Pensions

Thanks to everyone who supported our successful campaign to have the London Living Wage implemented at the University of London.

This finally happened in July - and your help was crucial in pressurising the University.

However, our contracted workers are, in terms of sick pay, holidays, pensions, payslip problems, workplace bullying and a host of other issues the outsourced workers are still much worse off than University employees.

There are three areas ('3 cosas') where the disparity between University and contract workers is greatest - SICK PAY, HOLIDAYS and PENSIONS.

Workers have now launched a new campaign to persuade  the University to ensure that all workers have the same rights in these three areas.

It is eminently affordable, and it is the only right thing to do.

This campaign has the full support of Senate House UNISON - please like the Facebook page ( and sign the petition ( if you have not already done so.

Any questions OR if you want to help  - do get in touch with me at

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