Industrial action ends following agreement

Dear UNISON Members, You would have seen the email that went out to staff on Friday 29 July, from Goldsmiths Communications. Since October 2021, both GUCU and UNISON were in dispute with Goldsmiths leading to industrial action taken by UNISON on behalf of our members....

UNISON Branch attends TUC National Demo

On Saturday 18 June, the trade union movement took to the streets to demand action on the cost of living – a new deal for working people, and a pay rise for all workers. Our very own branch secretary, Sheila, was there waving the flag for UNISON! You can find full...

TUC national demonstration

On Saturday 18 June, the trade union movement will be taking to the streets to demand action on the cost of living – a new deal for working people, and a pay rise for all workers. You can find full details at...


5 months ago

UNISON Goldsmiths
Following the closure of VSS scheme at the end of last month, UNISON has been working to understand the impact that this has on the risk of redundancy facing our members, and the implications for possible downgrading of pay. During negotiations with management it has become clear that vacancies within the new structure currently outnumber those posts which are deemed to be ‘at risk’ and the preservation of job grades seems possible. Given these facts, UNISON has made clear (as have Goldsmiths UCU) that a no-compulsory-redundancy guarantee is possible. We regret to inform you that management is refusing to issue such a guarantee. We believe that Goldsmiths can and should undertake to ensure the continued employment of all affected staff, and commit to training & support for those who require it in order to meet the criteria associated with any new role. UNISON will continue to maintain this position. You may have read that the trades unions are refusing to enter talks without pre-conditions. UNISON is maintaining a demand of no compulsory redundancies and we will also not enter into any discussions with the proviso that we would be willing to agree to any of our members losing their employment. Unfortunately it's management who, insisting the trades unions drop any demands, are adopting an unreasonable and inflexible position. Nevertheless, the branch is continuing to work to negotiate in the interests of our members, and we believe that continued employment for all members wishing to remain at Goldsmiths is a reasonable demand that management can accommodate. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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UNISON WIN!!! @unisontheunion at Goldsmiths has secured a written commitment of no more compulsory redundancies after successful strike action, and GUCU industrial action, which brings our dispute to an end. Collective action gets RESULTS! #WereWorthMore #UNISON #GoldStrike