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
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
We hope you are well. We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you directly to our next branch meeting on Thursday next week, 18 March, at 1pm. This is a slightly different branch meeting to those we usually hold in that the purpose of the meeting is to give you an opportunity to raise concerns and put … Continue reading Next Thursday – we meet
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
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
Sign our petition here. As 2020 draws to a close, the news of a vaccination for the coronavirus offers hope to an end in sight for the pandemic in 2021. But meanwhile many of us are still at home, trying to work in a crisis, or bravely coming to campus and risking our health and … Continue reading A COVID-19 Payment For All QMUL Staff!
Today, QMUCU is marking the Day of Action for Disability Equality in Education and this year the theme of the day is "Organising for Disabled Workers". Covid-19 has brought new barriers and challenges for disabled workers. We know that this virus can attack anyone and we are all in this together to defend our lives and … Continue reading Day of Action for Disability Equality in Education
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