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
First senior management tried to impose cuts to your sick leave, to treat ill colleagues with more haste and less compassion. Then senior management stood by while the imaginary deficit … Continue reading QMUL – Attacking sick leave, pensions and now the London Living Wage
You will have seen the news direct from UCU that Queen Mary members voted in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike. As always, key links … Continue reading QMUCU votes Overwhelmingly to Fight Cuts to Pensions
Wednesday 29th April, 1-2pm Drapers Lecture Theatre, Geography Building, Mile End Campus. (note change of venue) Chris Mason, a full-time UCU Pensions Official, will give a short talk on the … Continue reading USS Pensions Talk + Q&A
As was feared, but strongly opposed by QMUCU, the e-Ballot on the USS proposal has returned a decisive YES vote. The joint USS negotiators will reconvene on Thursday. Prior to … Continue reading USS Proposal eBallot Result
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 … Continue reading Branch Motions: USS Dispute and Anti-Casualisation
QMUCU recommend REJECTING the current offer in the USS Pensions dispute. Full statement below. Branch meeting to discuss the dispute – Thursday 22nd January 1pm (Room TBC). Dear Member, You … Continue reading Vote NO in the USS eBallot