VC David Eastwood fails to apologise for staff and student workers’ emotional and economic struggles caused by the multimillion-pound New Core Payroll system

23 days ago, we sent a letter to the directors of Finance and HR (see below) and requested clarifications and reassurances that student workers and staff will not be affected yet again by incorrect, overly taxed or delayed payments (as has been the case over the past 6 months). We have yet to receive a […]

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Updates: University of Birmingham’s New Core system shamed in the trade magazine ERP Today | Strikes

As previously detailed – members meetings will take place tomorrow as follows: 08:30 – Learning Centre UG07 12:30 – Old Gym LG12 We will be providing an update and a motion in the meeting itself rather than in advance to ensure it reflects the latest developments in negotiations – please do come to the meeting so […]

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Action on New Core/ Payroll

Payroll issues have continued this month and worse, a number of members have not been paid at all yesterday and are still currently awaiting an urgent payment to ensure they have the money they need to survive. We urgently need the problems with the payroll system to be fixed – it’s utterly ridiculous that a University […]

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BBC WM Reports: October Payday leaves staff and students in uncertainty over pay, with some not being paid at all [New Core]

Today is the October payday at the University of Birmingham – yet another unpredictable one. Once again, staff and student workers have not been paid correctly or at all. The problems with payments (and New Core) are escalating. UoB introduced NC in June and since then,  Hundreds of student workers have not been paid at all, […]

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September payday.. The New Core mayhem continues. Senior management need to be accountable for this mess

We would like to thank University of Birmingham Student Workers’ group for the fantastic work they have done over the past month, in collecting case studies, writing demands, and working closely with us on the issues that are faced by casual student workers. UBSW’s statement on Friday can be found here. They have also been […]

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August payday at the University of Birmingham: student workers have not been paid for months, while the VC Eastwood must have received his £80,000 bonus

It’s payday at the University of Birmingham today. While the VC must’ve received his one-off bonus of £80,000 today, casual student workers are still waiting to be paid for work done 3 months ago. The reality of being a casual worker at the University of Birmingham – you don’t get paid for work done 3 […]

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Incompetency, inconsistency, extra penalisation, and lies are what our members have experienced on July’s pay day

Incompetency, inconsistency, extra penalisation, and lies are what our members have experienced on this month’s pay day Strikes are a last resort for any trade union branch and ours is no different. This is partly because we take our jobs seriously and need to balance any short-term disruption against the improvements we are looking for […]

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