So your University and College Union got a mandate for Industrial Action, what now? You will have heard that UCU, the University and College Union, has achieved a mandate for industrial action. The questions below should help to give some information about what we already know this means. Check our Instagram for a more visual digest … Continue reading Info for students on industrial action
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
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meeting, members voted overwhelmingly to initiate a new ballot at Queen Mary if the 100% deductions for ASOS are not withdrawn.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
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.
At a huge meeting with over 160 participants, the QMUCU Branch voted to demand the removal of punitive deductions for ASOS. Members called on UCU to initiate an academic boycott of Queen Mary if management do not withdraw their threats and called on all external examiners to resign their positions at Queen Mary immediately. If … Continue reading 94% of our members voted in favour of escalating our response against punitive deductions
Due to the amazing efforts of QMUCU members which included countless hours of phonebanking and reaching out to colleagues, the UCU reballot on the USS Pensions dispute and Four Fights at QMUL was a huge success. Queen Mary passed the turnout threshold and secured a massive vote in favour of industrial action. 86% of members … Continue reading Latest updates on strike dates, QMUL’s punitive approach to deductions and the next branch meeting
Queen Mary management are boasting about sacking staff during the pandemic Recently, Queen Mary senior management openly boasted about the fact that they have been laying off casualised staff in large numbers. What’s worse, they even tried to make you believe that this was actually for your own good. A shocking blog post sent to … Continue reading Management are boasting about sacking staff during the pandemic
Last week, colleagues at 58 universities took three days of strike action in defence of pensions and working conditions. They are now on action-short-of-strike (ASOS), with more strike days to come in the new year. At QMUL we fell just short of the 50% turnout required to take action. Along with 41 other branches in … Continue reading USS pension meeting happening this Thursday – open to all