Private Eye article highlights the damaging effects of outsourcing on staff working at the University of Birmingham and its subsidiary company Edgbaston Park Hotel

We are concerned about the way in which senior managers at both the University of Birmingham and at its subsidiary company, Edgbaston Park Hotel are treating staff. Their refusal to meaningfully negotiate with the unions and the constant erosion of pay, working conditions, and equality on campus are having a devastating and very real impact […]

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UNISON Launches a Petition to Bring Edgbaston Park Hotel Staff In-House & End Outsourcing at the University of Birmingham

The petition can be found here:  https://www.change.org/p/david-eastwood-and-richard-metcalfe-end-outsourcing-at-the-university-of-birmingham-and-bring-edgbaston-park-hotel-staff-in-house   In the video below, Mike Moore (joint branch secretary) provides context regarding the working conditions at the Edgbaston Park Hotel. More detailed information: In July 2018, The University of Birmingham opened The Edgbaston Park Hotel, a subsidiary company owned entirely by the University*. Although the Hotel say that […]

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How would you spend your 1p/hour pay rise? This is the ‘reward’ Edgbaston Park Hotel staff have received for next year

Staff employed by Edgbaston Park Hotel (company set up and owned by the University!) have received a…… 1p pay rise…… so that their salaries would be brought up to the national MINIMUM Wage (£8.21). The National Living Wage rate is £9/hour. The University have committed to matching the Living Wage rate for 1 year (after […]

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Message of solidarity with the trade union members, activists and students who took part in the #CleanUpOutsourcing Day of Action

Message of solidarity with the trade union members, activists and students who took part in the National Day of Action to Clean Up Outsourcing To: IWGB – Independent Workers Union of Great Britain IWGB University of London United Voices of the World the union BEIS PCS London and South National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers […]

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Petition to Oppose the Outsourcing of the University of Birmingham’s Hotel and Conference Park staff

At the Unison University of Birmingham Branch meeting on the 30th of January 2018, more than 100 members voted unanimously to conduct an indicative ballot for strike action and action short of strike. The indicative ballot has just started and will last until mid-March. We need your support to stop the university management (in particular David […]

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[Motion passed in Jan 2018] Opposing the University Outsourcing of Conference Park and Hotel to wholly owned company to cut staff pay

The Reason given by the University for this is: to provide ‘an opportunity to vary the terms and conditions or working practices to create a more flexible and cost competitive workforce’   This Branch notes The University is building a new Hotel in addition to the existing conference park and which will increase capacity from 67 […]

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