Welcome to our branch website. UNISON represents clerical, library, ancillary and parks & gardens staff within the University. We negotiate for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
UNISON is Britain's biggest union, representing almost 1.3 million people across the UK's public services.
Get in touch
On this site you can:
- get help and advice
- contact the branch
- find out about UNISON membership
- check up on branch news and info
- connect to other useful websites
If you have any problems using the site, please contact the webmaster!
Please see our What's on section for more details.
November 2013 local coverage of Strike action
UNISON members have views to express, but they are not always easily found in the local press.
October 2013 Strike
UNISON, Unite, and the University and College Union announce a joint strike action for the 31st October.
Free Will Writing Service
UNISON offers various legal services to members, including a free will service (through UNISON's approved lawyers, Thompsons). Please see the UNISON website for full details of all legal services.
Please update your record
Industrial action ballots at BA and Network Rail have been challenged in court by the employers. There have been similar challenges in Higher Education. Such challenges are mostly aimed at the balloting process and in particular who is, or is not, being balloted. Our ballots are based on the records held on UNISON's membership database, therefore it is vital to ensure that information in the database is correct and up-to-date. You can update your record yourself on the UNISON web-page or by phoning 0845 355 0845.
If you are doing work of a higher grade as part of your regular job you can apply for a regrading. It is necessary to submit the application form to your line-manager and/or administrator for comment, however, it is not necessary for them to support the application. You can submit a regrading application regardless of your manager's opinion! Please see Oxford University's regrading procedure for full details and links to the necessary application forms.