Letter to Colin Bailey regarding the potential industrial action

The QMUCU Branch Chair has sent Colin Bailey, the Principal of Queen Mary University of London a letter regarding the potential industrial action. Dear Professor Bailey, We are writing on behalf of academic and academic-related staff at Queen Mary University of London regarding the possibility of industrial action this academic year. As you know, UCU … Continue reading Letter to Colin Bailey regarding the potential industrial action

Branch meeting on USS pension dispute – Wednesday 8th September 12pm

There will be a branch meeting on Wednesday at 12pm to discuss the latest developments in the USS pension scheme. The discussion will give you the opportunity to help decide the direction of the campaign to defend your pension. Last week employers forced through savage cuts to members’ retirement income. The employers did so without … Continue reading Branch meeting on USS pension dispute – Wednesday 8th September 12pm

27 staff at risk of redundancy due to the restructuring of Queen Mary IT Services – meeting with all affected staff tomorrow

Colleagues in IT Services (ITS) have now been informed of a major restructure that, given the crucial work our ITS colleagues do for all of us, would have a significant impact across Queen Mary. Whilst ITS as a whole is to be expanded, there are a large number of current roles being discontinued. Under the … Continue reading 27 staff at risk of redundancy due to the restructuring of Queen Mary IT Services – meeting with all affected staff tomorrow

QMUCU submits a collective application to the bonus scheme

It won’t have escaped your notice that management, at exactly the same time as ignoring your request for a collective Covid Allowance, has launched a bonus scheme supposedly designed “to recognise and reward exceptional contributions made by colleagues during the past 12 months, reflecting the unique circumstances of Covid-19, national lockdowns and Covid response”. Despite … Continue reading QMUCU submits a collective application to the bonus scheme

The university responds to QMUCU collective grievance

The QMUCU Branch Committee has received a response from QMUL HR department to the collective grievance submitted in August. The response is disappointing, because the university claims that no equalities or hiring policies have been breached. QMUCU will be consulting with the UCU regional office to get advice on how to proceed. We firmly believe … Continue reading The university responds to QMUCU collective grievance

QM UCU submits a collective grievance to management on the non-renewal of fixed-term and part-time hourly paid contracts

Dear Acting Head of HR This collective grievance is submitted on behalf of QMUCU members who have been or are currently employed on part-time hourly paid and fixed term contracts, and have been impacted by the non-renewal of those contracts. QMUCU have previously raised numerous concerns including in a document sent on 7th July https://qmucu.org/2020/07/09/qmucu-response-to-guidance-on-ta-and-tf-contracts-for-2020-21/Continue reading QM UCU submits a collective grievance to management on the non-renewal of fixed-term and part-time hourly paid contracts

Student staff assembly statement – We are Queen Mary

To the attention of Professor Colin Bailey, Queen Mary President and Principal, and of the Queen Mary Senior Executive Team QUEEN MARY STUDENTS AND STAFF CALLING FOR A ‘TOWN HALL’ MEETING ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND TO INSTITUTIONAL RACISM 19.06.20 We, employees and students at Queen Mary University of London, came together on … Continue reading Student staff assembly statement – We are Queen Mary

Joint TU Response to Voluntary Options

The joint Trade Unions, UCU, Unison and Unite, disagree with senior management’s approach to responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Queen Mary senior management has failed to consult meaningfully and sincerely about the voluntary redundancy scheme, just as it failed to consult on the redundancy of hundreds of staff on fixed term and hourly paid contracts. … Continue reading Joint TU Response to Voluntary Options