Statement of solidarity with Palestine by Queen Mary staff

On Saturday over 100,000 people joined a march in London in protest against the attacks against Palestinians in Gaza, Jerusalem, and the West Bank and against Palestinian citizens of Israel. UCU was one of many trade unions supporting the march, in line with its longstanding policy in support of the Palestinian cause.  Members of the Queen … Continue reading Statement of solidarity with Palestine by Queen Mary staff

QMUCU raises concerns over evictions from student residences during the pandemic

In the past couple of weeks, QMUCU has received concerning information from participants in the QMUL Rent Strike about the high rates of eviction from QMUL residences. Between September 2020 and February 2021, 20 students have been given a “notice to quit” from QMUL residences (see FOI request here). Several of these have been for minor offences including … Continue reading QMUCU raises concerns over evictions from student residences during the pandemic

Key findings from QMUL 2020 financial report – fact sheet

Since March 2020, we have witnessed and experienced a substantial increase in childcare and other intensive caring duties at home. This has been accompanied by an increase of workload, leading also to a substantial increase in stress among many staff members. While we have been told that the university is in the midst of a … Continue reading Key findings from QMUL 2020 financial report – fact sheet

Management ignoring government guidance on return to campus

Over the last two weeks you will have received messages from the Principal about the university’s plans for the next academic semester. In those emails it has been claimed that new government guidance on the return to campus in January “does not affect us”.   This is not true   The university is instead proposing to ignore … Continue reading Management ignoring government guidance on return to campus

QMUL management – publish the Inclusion Report 2020 IN FULL

Update from the QMUCU anti-racist working group: We are writing to inform you of ongoing representations on tackling racism at QMUL, and to invite you to a workshop organised by QMUCU anti-racism working group, on Friday Nov 13, 1.30pm-3pm. Recent representations join with other QMUL colleagues dedicated to equality and anti-racist work to call on … Continue reading QMUL management – publish the Inclusion Report 2020 IN FULL