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Important HE negotiations update

2 December 2022

The joint unions (UCU, Unison, Unite, GMB, and EIS) met with representatives of the employers (UCEA) on Wednesday.

There were constructive discussions about developing a way forward to settle the unions' dispute over low pay and poor working conditions in the sector.  

Both sides agreed to enter into urgent negotiations between now and 31 January 2023 with a view to resolving both the 2022/23 pay round, on which the current dispute is based, and the 2023/24 pay round.

The focus of all members and branches should be on continuing to build support for our campaign in order to apply pressure during negotiations, and maximise support for strike action should we need to call it. 

We will update members on the progress of the negotiations as regularly as possible.

In solidarity

Jo Grady
UCU general secretary

Last updated: 18 January 2023