UNISON in Dispute with London Met

We have now registered a dispute with the university and will be conducting a consultative ballot starting next Monday so we can have a better idea of what action you would be prepared to take should our dispute result in a failure to agree with the university. We are not looking at taking strike action […]

Pay Consultation 2016

On 11th May 2016 UNISON’s higher education service group voted unanimously to reject the 1.1% pay offer and have triggered the disputed resolution procedure which is now being followed by a consultation of branches, with a recommendation that members reject the offer and move to an industrial action ballot. To read the members information on pay […]

Joint members meetings next week

On Tuesday 31st May London Met management announced another s188 intending to make almost 400 staff redundant as posts are deleted as part of a radical ‘organisational restructure’ over the next 2 years in preparation for the University to shrink down to just one campus in Islington! There will be two joint UNISON and UCU […]

No to Victimisation

We now see yet again union reps being targeted. We saw it last year when Max Watson was targeted for redundancy. Now we see it in Mark Campbell and David Hardman, UCU Chair and North Branch Secretary, respectively being given notice of compulsory redundancy. Both are well regarded academics; Mark having won an award last […]

North Campus Cleaner’s AGM

The second (North Campus) half of our cleaner’s section’s AGM, will be held on Friday 27th May, from 10.00 till 12.00 in room TM2-36.  A well-attended City campus meeting was held two weeks ago and new reps were elected there. We have already received indications that some members at North are interested in becoming reps – […]

SCHOOL UNIFORM GRANTS 2016

What are UNISON There for You School Uniform Grants? In addition to our normal range of services and in response to the growing difficulties many members on low income face, a programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms. How much are the […]

IMPORTANT: Advice for UCU strike on 25th & 26th May 2016

On 11th May 2016 UNISON’s higher education service group voted unanimously to reject the 1.1% pay offer and have triggered the disputed resolution procedure which will be followed by a consultation of branches, with a recommendation that members reject the offer and move to an industrial action ballot. Our sister Union, the UCU, has already balloted […]

Academic Board Elections: don’t forget to vote!

All London Met support staff will have received an email from the Electoral Reform Service on behalf of University Secretary Peter Garrod, on or around 29th March, subject title ‘Academic Board Election 2016′ with a link to vote in the elections to the Academic Board. We urge all our members to take part in this election.   […]

UNISON NEC HE By-Election – don’t forget to vote!

Voting papers will start being posted on 14 March and must be returned by 22 April For the past few years at London Met UNISON we have taken for granted that we are represented on the UNISON National Executive Committee because our former Branch Secretary, Max Watson who worked tirelessly for our branch and the […]

Annual General Meeting 2016

All London Met UNISON members are invited to attend our union branch’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on the 29th March 2016. This year, the AGM will be in the North Campus. We have an agreement that managers will allow for members to have paid time off (services permitting) to attend this two hour […]

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