Post-July strike updates

Summary of the July strike days:   We had a fantastic time during the two days of strike action. A new samba band emerged on the pickets, many supporters travelled from afar to be with us and show support, many brought food for the strikers, and children had the opportunity to learn about what solidarity […]

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The University of Birmingham puts students at risk of injury in order to break UNISON’s strike

This is how the University of Birmingham were trying to break the strike earlier this week – by asking students to come in for ‘last minute shifts’ tomorrow. The email was sent out during our negotiators’ meeting with management (during which they made no new offer!). For information, Worklink is a university department (which they call […]

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Strike Action on The University of Birmingham’s Graduation Days (16th & 17th June)

UNISON strike action at the University of Birmingham – ‘Real Birmingham Heroes’ support staff are demanding better pay, equality, and improved working conditions UNISON branch’s demands are that the University:  Gives an above RPI inflation pay increase to all support staff; Becomes a Living Wage Accredited employer; Eliminates the gender pay gap by 2020; Fixes the […]

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Hundreds support a letter written by a member of support staff at the University of Birmingham, challenging Senior Management to live off low pay for a month

Read the letter here: uobunison.org.uk/challenge List of supporters: http://uobunison.org.uk/supporters-of-the-challenge Hundreds of higher education staff, students, and alumni have endorsed a letter challenging University of Birmingham senior managers to live off the salary of a typical member of support staff for a month. Other signatories include Birmingham MP Preet Gill and local councillors. The list can be […]

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