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We have learned that QMUL’s Principal is threatening to sabotage future student recruitment in Schools affected by the strike

The Principal of QMUL Colin Bailey has decided that it is not enough to threaten our right to strike by withholding our pay until we agree to reschedule the teaching that was cancelled due to industrial action, he also wants to punish Schools with active union membership by shaming them to prospective students.  We are … Continue reading We have learned that QMUL’s Principal is threatening to sabotage future student recruitment in Schools affected by the strike

Latest updates on strike dates, QMUL’s punitive approach to deductions and the next branch meeting

Due to the amazing efforts of QMUCU members which included countless hours of phonebanking and reaching out to colleagues, the UCU reballot on the USS Pensions dispute and Four Fights at QMUL was a huge success. Queen Mary passed the turnout threshold and secured a massive vote in favour of industrial action. 86% of members … Continue reading Latest updates on strike dates, QMUL’s punitive approach to deductions and the next branch meeting

Management are boasting about sacking staff during the pandemic

Queen Mary management are boasting about sacking staff during the pandemic Recently, Queen Mary senior management openly boasted about the fact that they have been laying off casualised staff in large numbers. What’s worse, they even tried to make you believe that this was actually for your own good. A shocking blog post sent to … Continue reading Management are boasting about sacking staff during the pandemic

USS pension meeting happening this Thursday – open to all

Last week, colleagues at 58 universities took three days of strike action in defence of pensions and working conditions. They are now on action-short-of-strike (ASOS), with more strike days to come in the new year. At QMUL we fell just short of the 50% turnout required to take action. Along with 41 other branches in … Continue reading USS pension meeting happening this Thursday – open to all

Balloting on the USS Pensions and Four Fights disputes has started!

Here are some key dates to remember. We have also updated our Calendar to guide you through the process. Monday 18th October: Balloting starts.Friday 22nd October: if you haven't received your ballot by Friday, then starting from this day you can request a replacement ballot through an online form.Thursday 28th October (5pm): this will be … Continue reading Balloting on the USS Pensions and Four Fights disputes has started!

Letter to Colin Bailey regarding the potential industrial action

The QMUCU Branch Chair has sent Colin Bailey, the Principal of Queen Mary University of London a letter regarding the potential industrial action. Dear Professor Bailey, We are writing on behalf of academic and academic-related staff at Queen Mary University of London regarding the possibility of industrial action this academic year. As you know, UCU … Continue reading Letter to Colin Bailey regarding the potential industrial action