UNISON Vote Unanimously at the AGM to support IWGB’s campaign of Boycotting University of London’s Senate House

At our AGM on the 13th of February 2019, UNISON University of Birmingham branch members voted unanimously to support IWGB’s campaign of Boycotting Senate House, as a way of putting pressure upon the University management to bring staff back in-house. We will also send a donation shortly. The University of Birmingham UCU branch have also […]

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Branch and Emergency HE motions on the Dubai campus to be discussed and voted on 12th December

Meeting on the 12th of December to vote on two Dubai Campus-related motions (5pm in 417 Muirhead Tower) At the next UNISON committee meeting, we will be voting on two motions regarding the Dubai Campus: a branch motion, and an emergency UNISON Higher Education Conference motion (the Conference will take place in early January). Please […]

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UNISON Members reject the University of Birmingham’s first pay offer of 2%

Update regarding the branch members’ meeting on 18/09/2018 At yesterday’s branch meeting the emergency motion on pay (see below) passed with overwhelming support from those attending.   I’ve recorded a video to explain why we recommended rejection of the University’s pay offer and why we feel the time is right for the University to invest in all […]

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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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