Community Accountability for Racial Justice: Anti-Racism Training and Workshop with Prof. Gargi Bhattacharyya, 25 March

The QMUCU anti-racism working group is inviting you to join our second Anti-Racism Training and Workshop which will take place on 25 March at 1pm. You can register here. This workshop follows-up from our first workshop held on 13 November, at which over 50 members engaged in a discussion around what needs to change within our union … Continue reading Community Accountability for Racial Justice: Anti-Racism Training and Workshop with Prof. Gargi Bhattacharyya, 25 March

QMUCU members demand more from management

Yesterday, at a well attended branch meeting, QMUCU members unanimously passed a trio of motions demanding that university management offer more meaningful support to staff from all sectors of the institution. The motions - on the Covid-19 allowance, on the need to help staff with parental and caring responsibilities during lockdown, and on the health … Continue reading QMUCU members demand more from management

QMUL Management Decisions Leading to Industrial Dispute

At the branch meeting today members voted, with none against, to compel the branch committee to begin laying the foundations for a formal industrial dispute with the employer. You can read the full motion below. Motion Passed, 23 September, 2020 The Queen Mary branch of the University and College Union notes: Queen Mary's mission dedicated … Continue reading QMUL Management Decisions Leading to Industrial Dispute

Motion Passed at Branch Meeting Calling on Management to Halt Dangerous Pressure to Return to Campus

At the Branch Meeting, 16 September, the branch passed, with none against, a motion calling for a more humane approach to work during the continuing pandemic. The full motion is as follows. The Queen Mary branch of the University and College Union notes,  Sharp increases in coronavirus cases around the world, home countries of many … Continue reading Motion Passed at Branch Meeting Calling on Management to Halt Dangerous Pressure to Return to Campus

QMUCU response to “Guidance on TA and TF contracts for 2020-21”

Please find below QMUCU's response to new guidelines issued by QMUL Senior Management to line managers regarding the employment of Teaching Associates and Teaching Fellows in 2020-21. Organisational change: The premise of this guidance appears to be that fewer TA and TF appointments will be made for the coming academic year because of financial pressures … Continue reading QMUCU response to “Guidance on TA and TF contracts for 2020-21”

Briefing on Redundancies ahead of 30 June Branch Meeting

Management has announced voluntary redundancies. The branch committee heard about this on Friday 19 June. The documents were circulated to us around 11AM ahead of the Covid-19 Joint Consultative Forum (Covid-19 JCF) at 3PM. Management seemed to expect that they would then be able to publicise the scheme the next working day. The branch committee's … Continue reading Briefing on Redundancies ahead of 30 June Branch Meeting