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
This is a longer update from Friday’s branch meeting.
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.