UNISON pensions victory at Bangor University

Responding to the announcement that, under pressure from UNISON, Bangor University has dropped plans to make adverse changes to the pension scheme for support staff, Wendy Allison, UNISON Cymru Wales regional organiser, said,

“UNISON is celebrating a tremendous victory. We’ve tapped into a strong sense of injustice amongst support staff who have come out in droves to respond to the University consultation that the changes are unjust and unfair. We are glad Bangor has seen sense and dropped the proposals.

“We hope this sends an important message to the Institution that support staff should not be treated as second class employees and UNISON looks forward to a positive working relationship with Bangor University.”

Notes for editors

  • Bangor University staff have been advised there will be no change to the pension scheme on the day UNISON had scheduled a ‘Hands off our pensions’ rally of staff and students against the threatened changes
  • UNISON’s ‘Hands off our pensions’ rally at Bangor University press release issued on Friday 3 May can be found here



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