The expiry and non-renewal of a fixed-term contract is regarded in law as a dismissal. If a contract isn’t renewed this is considered to be a dismissal, and if the … Continue reading Guidance on your employment rights: non-renewal of fixed term contracts
The following was sent to Senior Management on 20th July 2020 Dear Queen Mary SMT, It has come to our attention that some QM staff who may have been eligible for … Continue reading Voluntary Options and Casualised Staff
The joint Trade Unions, UCU, Unison and Unite, disagree with senior management’s approach to responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Queen Mary senior management has failed to consult meaningfully and sincerely … Continue reading Joint TU Response to Voluntary Options
At a well-attended emergency branch meeting on 30 April, QMUCU members discussed the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having (and is likely to have, moving into the next academic … Continue reading QMUCU Passes Emergency Corona Contract Motion
It’s been a busy month since staff returned from strike action at QMUL to find themselves facing a whole set of new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading QMUCU Update: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Queen Mary Staff
Covid-19 doesn’t give management a licence to ignore work, percarity, equalities, pay and pensions.
The campus unions – Unite, Unison, and UCU – are disappointed with the response of QM senior management to the Covid-19 pandemic. The unions, elected representatives of all QM Staff, … Continue reading Covid-19: Letter to Management re: Health & Safety Reps and Key Documents
The failure of senior management to include QMUCU with respect to key decision-making, and their failure use the HR-JCF mailing list for updates and consultation (in part required by law), … Continue reading Covid-19: Emergency Joint Consultation Forum (JCF) called
Moving to alternative teaching and assessment is tricky. Here are some of the challenges and our pledge to students.
This is a longer update from Friday’s branch meeting.
QMUCU demands an immediate halt to face-to-face teaching, one week suspension of classes for preparation, union inclusion in response groups.