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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UoB in the news & The Guardian’s request for submissions of accounts of racism on HE campuses

The Guardian have put out a call for anonymous submissions on the issue of institutional and direct racism on UK university campuses. We encourage you to submit your accounts. They ask: What are your experiences of racism on the UoB campus? Follow this link: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/20/what-are-your-experiences-of-racism-at-university We would also like to bring to your attention a […]

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University of Birmingham named and shamed in the Middle East Solidarity Magazine

UKHE Plc. How British universities are lining the pockets of Middle Eastern autocrats The article reads:  ‘In Dubai, being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging and execution, yet UoB has left staff and students without adequate guidance on what it will do to protect their rights when working or studying in Dubai, union leaders say’. To read the entire article (pp. 18-22), please […]

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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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[Motion passed in December 2018] UoB Dubai campus, human rights and freedom in UAE, and complicity with war and famine in Yemen

UoB Dubai Campus, Human Rights And Freedom In UAE, And Complicity With War And Famine In Yemen Motion on UNISON’s concerns over the UoB Dubai campus, human rights and freedom in UAE, and complicity with war and famine in Yemen The University management continually state that they respect the moral conscience of University of Birmingham […]

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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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