Nearly two years ago Queen Mary comissioned a report into racism and other equalities issues at Queen Mary. Last summer the ‘Inclusion Report’ with appendices containing testimonies from members of … Continue reading How to turn an Inclusion Report into an Exclusion Report
In 2019 QM UCU, in partnership with QM UNISON, initiated a series of gatherings for protected characteristic groups of staff and students at Queen Mary, in response to concerns about … Continue reading Equalities Issues and Institutional Racism at Queen Mary
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
British higher education is being destroyed by marketisation. Students suffer vast fee increases and higher living costs, forcing many to work virtually full-time jobs to survive. On campus, they … Continue reading Why Are We Striking?
The staff survey results are truly awful. It is clear that management has made the working environment worse. Increasing bullying and decreasing sense of inclusivity. And you are being paid less and you face paying even more for your pension.
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 … 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 … Continue reading What matters to you most at Queen Mary?