QMUCU members are engaged in ongoing industrial action fighting for our working conditions, students’ learning conditions and the right to strike. Apart from the ongoing national dispute to defend our pensions, to fight against increasing workload, loss in real wages, gender and BAME pay gaps, QMUCU is undergoing its own local dispute. As a response … Continue reading Solidarity Forever: a QMUCU fundraising social evening of poetry, music, dance and joy happening on Monday 11th April at 5pm
The Council of QMUL held a meeting yesterday. The following is a letter sent by QMUCU to members of Council ahead of the meeting. Dear Members of Council, I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you in advance of your meeting this afternoon, when I expect the topic of the current … Continue reading Queen Mary UCU’s Letter to the QMUL Council
The local ballot for strike action against 100% pay deductions for Action Short of Strike began on Monday 28th February. Please post yours as soon as possible. The ballot will close on Monday 21st March at 12pm, and the last safe day to post will be Thursday 17th March. If your ballot paper does not … Continue reading Strike ballots over punitive deductions now open at Queen Mary – return your ballot as soon as possible
The right to withdraw labour as part of a legitimate industrial dispute is a core international labour standard, but the rogue tactics of Principal Colin Bailey suggest that he thinks he is above international norms. His stance on Action Short of a Strike (ASoS) is an outrageous move against staff who will already have foregone … Continue reading External examiners resign en masse to protest rogue university chancellor’s strike-breaking tactics
At yesterday's branch meeting, members voted overwhelmingly to initiate a new ballot at Queen Mary if the 100% deductions for ASOS are not withdrawn. With 99 in favour, 2 abstentions, and 3 against, the motion also called for members to resist management’s bullying approach and continue with all forms of ASOS in the current dispute. … Continue reading 95% of QMUCU members vote to call a local dispute with Queen Mary over punitive deductions and start balloting for industrial action
Queen Mary has instructed Heads of Schools to deduct 100% of pay for specific activities listed under Action Short of Strike (ASOS). The Senior Executive Team believes that they are well within their rights to refuse partial performance and can ‘direct staff to focus on specific contractual activities including activities that prioritise education’. In other … Continue reading The QMUL Senior Executive Team has published guidance to line managers on how to enforce 100% deductions for ASOS. Read it below.
Nearly 200 staff joined a branch meeting on Wednesday to discuss the response to the management policy of 100% deductions for ASOS. Members voted overwhelmingly not to work under the threat of 100% pay deductions; to call for five additional local strike days; and set the timeline to meet again at the end of this … Continue reading QMUCU members overwhelmingly vote to call five additional local strike days in response to QMUL’s policy of 100% deductions for ASOS
In addition to the recently announced strike dates, QMUCU Members will be taking action short of a strike starting 7th February 2022 and continuing until further notice. In other words, you should work strictly to contract, and should not: reschedule any lectures or classes that were or will be missed as part of strike action; orshare materials … Continue reading Action Short of a Strike (ASOS) started on Monday, 7th February.