Subject: Supporting Industrial action by UoB UNISON
Dear Evelyn Welch,
I am writing to ask for your help in ending the current industrial action by Professional Services staff, by asking the University to increase their pay in line with inflation.
I chose to study at the University of Bristol because of its reputation as a centre of excellence. Therefore, I am surprised to find that the staff who run such an institution on a day-to-day-basis, are not being offered a pay rise that will address the rising cost of living, and that they have been losing out against inflation year on year since 2009.
Responsibility for the disruption of my studies lies with senior management at the University, who have the power to resolve this dispute very quickly.
Please encourage your senior leadership team to negotiate with UNISON for a fair pay agreement. This pay agreement should protect the staff that do the essential administrative work around our education and provide the support services that students rely on.
There is no shortcut to an excellent student experience, and the University must make good on its promises to students, by ensuring its staff are properly paid to deliver them.