Monday, 31 July 2017

Another legal victory for UNISON


UNISON in Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions
UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace.

The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that fees for workers bringing employment tribunal cases are unlawful.

Unison successfully argued that these fees prevented workers getting access to justice, especially low-paid workers.

The Unison campaign has lasted four years, and the ruling is a direct result of the union's campaign.

The government will now have to repay all those who were unlawfully charged for their cases.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Higher Education Race Action Group Conference

Oxford Brookes Unison Branch Sponsors HERAG Conference



by Kanja Sesay


On the 14th June, the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG) held its 4th Think Tank conference in London. The conference explored themes that are pertinent to the current discussions and research around race, such as BME (Black Minority Ethnic) representation and success in postgraduate courses and/ or increasing the pipeline into staffing and leadership roles. Developing a consistent approach to improving the BME retention and attainment and ensuring effective implementation within the institution. Other themes such as the development of targeted race equality policies without taking a deficit model approach were explored.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

BME Forum

There will be a UNISON BME event this Friday 7th July, for all self-defining BME members.

The venue is JHB406 (John Henry Brookes Building) from 4pm to 6pm.

If you are interested in attending, please email bsesay@brookes.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.