Our recent flyer highlighted that QMUL generates plenty of money and management could use it to improve both staff working and student learning conditions. Read the details behind the headline figures.
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?
As you know, strike and action short of a strike starts Monday 25 November. The strike is due to end Wednesday 4 December. The Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) and … Continue reading Strike Day One: Picketing Advice and Teach Out Info
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.
QMUCU members will leafletting the QMUL Open Day today (Fri 24th June) as part of our continuing campaign for better pay, better contracts and better gender equality. We will providing … Continue reading Open Day Letter to Prof Gaskell
Many thanks to all who turned out to do an hour’s picketing (in some cases much longer!) on Wednesday and Thursday, helping to make it a successful national action with … Continue reading Pay campaign continues
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!
Pay for university staff has decreased by 14.5% since 2009. Cumulatively compared to rises in RPI in the same period, your take-home pay is worth 14.5% less than it was … Continue reading Pay Matters
TA Pay – Model Letter – June 2015 Did you know that hourly-paid academic teaching staff at Queen Mary are on the same rate of pay now as they were … Continue reading Fair Pay for Queen Mary TAs
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, … Continue reading TeachHigher, wages lower? Beware the outsourcers’ razor
Pictures from 2 hour strike on 23rd January 2014
The result of the QM UCU ballot for industrial action that closed on September 28th is as follows: Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action? Number … Continue reading Ballot Result – QM UCU votes for action