University of Abertay

Chair - Colin Rae

University and HE issues

Pay negotiations for 2018-19: The Unions have requested 7.5%. UCEA have made a

final offer of 2.0%. UNITE has commenced a consultative ballot recommending rejection of the offer.

The new Abertay development review scheme which was due to be launched in May 2018 has been


There is a requirement for the logging of facility time as part of the government TU bill. Joint Liaison


This is the main forum for raising issues with Management.

Items to highlight:

• Grade 6 academic role.

• Operational Plans – the Principal held a briefing session   

   regarding the updated operational plan.

• Harmonisation – HR has submitted a proposal for consultation       

   which was debated at a meeting of members. We have

   submitted a response, containing some suggestion for further     


• A Redundancy Avoidance policy is to be developed.

   Equality & Diversity. Items to highlight:

• The new Equality and Diversity Lead Voices scheme 

   encompassing each of the

   protected characteristics has not been as effective as hoped.

   Health & Safety Committee

   Items to highlight:

   UNITE RISC for HE/FE (Scotland)

   The RISC conference took place in Glasgow on 23 May 2018. 

    Maureen Guild and Colin Rae were elected onto the RISC for the

    following three years. Colin Rae was subsequently elected Chair. 


Bob Peter; Jennifer Grimes; Maureen Guild & Adrian Neville

Abertay Unite email address :