Letter to QMUL Principal and President Colin Bailey regarding Furloughing

Dear President and Principal As the deadline for furlough approaches, QMUCU is asking you once again to reconsider and allow staff facing redundancy and an end to their contracts to be put on furlough. As you already know QMUCU supports QMSU's campaign to furlough student workers employed by the Student Union. UCU support a full 100 … Continue reading Letter to QMUL Principal and President Colin Bailey regarding Furloughing

Student-Staff Assembly, 15 June 2020, 4pm UK time (via Zoom)

This meeting is open to all students and staff so please forward this to your non-UCU colleagues and students through staff and student email lists.  The joint unions at Queen Mary (UCU, Unison and Unite) and the Students’ Union invite you to a Student-Staff Assembly on 15 June 2020 at 4pm. The Assembly will be … Continue reading Student-Staff Assembly, 15 June 2020, 4pm UK time (via Zoom)

QMUCU Branch Motions on Four Fights and USS Disputes

At the online emergency branch meeting today, the branch passed, with none against, the following two motions. The first affirms the branch's position on our pensions, where we have considerable, but not complete, common ground with the employers' position. The second rejects the employers offer on the pay round negotiations (four fights dispute). USS Motion … Continue reading QMUCU Branch Motions on Four Fights and USS Disputes

Urgent Message: Reopening Services and Spaces from Monday

The following joint email from Unison, Unite and UCU was sent today (Friday, 15 May) to the Chair of Council and President and Principal. -- Dear Lord Clement-Jones and Professor Bailey The joint unions are concerned at senior management's decision to reopen services and/or spaces on campus from Monday. Staff are being asked to return … Continue reading Urgent Message: Reopening Services and Spaces from Monday

Emergency Motion for a Post-Covid Settlement

The Emergency Motion for a Post-Covid Settlement was passed unanimously at the QMUCU branch meeting of the 14th May 2020: The lack of transparency and meaningful consultation in response to the Covid-19 crisis is now being followed by the imposition of 20% cuts, threatening significant job cuts and loss of valued colleagues, fuelling unsustainable workloads, … Continue reading Emergency Motion for a Post-Covid Settlement