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The University of Southampton
Human Resources

Trade Unions

We recognise and work with 3 unions UCU, UNISON and Unite, who represent different employee groups:

UCU represent academic and academic-related staff from Level 4 and above, and for negotiation on behalf of all employees in the USS pension fund Join UCU.

UNISON represent support staff in all areas, from clerical, administrative and secretarial to finance and computing Join UNISON.

Unite represent Technical staff at all levels, manual trades, security, catering and cleaning staff Join Unite.

We work closely with the trade unions and University representatives via a joint negotiating committee (JNC), who consult and negotiate on behalf of its members on matters relating to conditions of employment such as pay, hours and holiday.

View the Trade Union time off and facilities agreement here.

The Trade Union Act 2016 requires public sector employers, including HEIs to publish data on facility time.

View the current submission here.

The Industrial Relations team are: 

Luke Kelly, Industrial Relations Business Partner -
Lucy Grant, Industrial Relations Officer - 

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