Joint Statement from QMUCU, QM Unison & QMSU on Systemic Racism on Campus and Beyond

The murder of George Floyd and the return to popular prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement, alongside the clear impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Asian, and People of Colour (BAPoC), has given renewed impetus to an essential discussion over the systemic racism pervading our institutions. We, the newly elected representatives of QMUCU, … Continue reading Joint Statement from QMUCU, QM Unison & QMSU on Systemic Racism on Campus and Beyond

QM management has not adequately quaranteed the safety of staff on return to campus

Over the past couple of weeks, QMUL management has started the return to campus. This has been done without proper consultation with the campus unions and without proper plans and provision in place. It is not safe to return to campus. No-one should be on campus except those who are already living there and those … Continue reading QM management has not adequately quaranteed the safety of staff on return to campus

QMUCU Response to QMUL Covid-Secure Risk Assessment

Below are the comments from QMUCU regarding the institution-wide Covid-secure risk assessment. Our feedback begins with general comments, after which comments are organised by hazard as listed in the risk assessment. General comments Consultation arrangements There is ongoing correspondence regarding the inadequacy of current consultation arrangements for Health and Safety, and these discussions will continue … Continue reading QMUCU Response to QMUL Covid-Secure Risk Assessment

Guidance on your employment rights: non-renewal of fixed term contracts

The expiry and non-renewal of a fixed-term contract is regarded in law as a dismissal. If a contract isn’t renewed this is considered to be a dismissal, and if the employee has 2 years’ service the employer needs to show that there’s a ‘fair’ reason for not renewing the contract (eg. if they were planning … Continue reading Guidance on your employment rights: non-renewal of fixed term contracts