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Industrial Action


We recognise both EIS and UNISON unions for the purpose of collective bargaining and negotiations regarding pay and associated terms and conditions for staff in Grades 1-7. 



The University fully respects the right of colleagues to take industrial action and accepts that such action is not taken lightly; we are of course concerned by the potential impact any industrial action will have on our ability to meet our students’ needs.



The below documents will support you in what actions you may need to take, either as a line manager or as someone participating in industrial action.​


The University’s Industrial Action Policy​

How to record strike sction in HR Connect​

Guidance for Managers 

Employee FAQs​​​

We are keen to keep colleagues from across the University informed on the progress of discussions surrounding this dispute and we will continue to update this page with the latest information regarding on-going discussions with our recognised trade union partners and any proposed industrial action as necessary.​


EIS/UNISON/UCU Action Update​


​On 30th January we received formal notification from UNISON that they have withdrawn planned strike action on 6th and 7th February.


UNISON still plan strikes days on 13th and 14th February unless we receive notice from them to withdraw.


EIS have given notice of additional planned strike action 14th, 15th, 27th, 28th February and 1st March.


UNITE have given notice of strike action on 14th February.


UCU have given notice of strike action on the following dates: 9,10,14,15,16, 21,22,23,27,28th February, and 1, 2,16, 17, 20, 21, 22nd March


We will continue to keep you updated.



If you have any questions or concerns, contact the HR team on x3344 or via humanresources@napier.ac.uk​.​​​​​​​​