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
Reballoting timeline announced
UCU has provided information to branches that will be reballoted to take part of strike action early next year. Queen Mary had a 46.4% participation rate in the ballot over the USS Pensions Scheme and a 47.8% participation rate in the Four Fights ballot. The branch members will be reballoted for both disputes. The timeline … Continue reading Reballoting timeline announced
The results from the USS ballot are in
Over 83% of staff voted YES to taking strike action and action short of a strike, which is a sign of the strength of feeling in the branch about this issue. However, Queen Mary UCU’s turnout was 46.4%. As you will know, UK anti-trade union law requires above a 50% turnout for strike action to … Continue reading The results from the USS ballot are in
Balloting on the USS Pensions and Four Fights disputes has started!
Here are some key dates to remember. We have also updated our Calendar to guide you through the process. Monday 18th October: Balloting starts.Friday 22nd October: if you haven't received your ballot by Friday, then starting from this day you can request a replacement ballot through an online form.Thursday 28th October (5pm): this will be … Continue reading Balloting on the USS Pensions and Four Fights disputes has started!
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
Next Thursday – we meet
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
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
A COVID-19 Payment For All QMUL Staff!
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!