The QMUL - TA Time Allocation Model [doc] provides a common model for the allocation of Teaching Assistant time in HSS and S&E. Where Schools are using an alternative version, this should be made available to their TAs/ALs .
The strike is ON as yesterday’s negotiations offer no improvement. UCU negotiators met with the University and College Employer Association (UCEA) this week in the hope of finding a solution to the current dispute amidst growing anger over news that vice-chancellor pay rose by 6.1% last year. Regrettably UCEA made no improvement on the 1.1% … Continue reading Strike!
It might be the struggle to keep your work hours under control and maintain work-life balance. It might be the wish for better connection between high level decisions and work on the ground. Or it could well be the need for a safe and fulfilling work environment in which your contributions are recognised, your career … Continue reading What matters to you most at Queen Mary?
Hourly paid lecturers are being reorganised at Warwick Uni via TeachHigher, a new department linked with the employment and recruitment franchises already established by the university. More details are here, including UCU's concern. In the article bleow, also from the Times Higher, Benjamin Poore considers the ramifications for pay and conditions. TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware … Continue reading TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware the outsourcers’ razor
At a well attend branch meeting yesterday, it was unanimously agreed that the current proposal put forward in the USS Pensions dispute does not address many of concerns that members have with the pension reforms. The meeting called for members to reject the proposal in the current e-ballot and for a Special HE Sector Conference … Continue reading Branch Motions: USS Dispute and Anti-Casualisation
QMUCU is working closely with Queen Mary Anti-Casualisation, a group recent setup to discuss and campaign around the issues relating to hourly-paid and casual academic staff at QMUL. Their next meeting will be Tues 27th Jan, 6-8pm FB1.08, and is open to all QM Staff. Or visit their blog https://qmanticasualisation.wordpress.com