Early September strike press release

University of Birmingham UNISON Press release    Support staff at University of Birmingham UNISON are due to take further strike action on Monday and Tuesday next week in their long-running industrial dispute with the University over fair pay, equality, and improved working conditions. The strike action follows an intervention by 7 of the city’s 9 MPs […]

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Student Workers’ Letter to VC David Eastwood highlights late and wrong payments, and over-taxation. Please sign their petition!

A group of amazing student workers has come together to address the injustices that student casual workers are facing on our campus. Some of the issues include wrong payments, over taxation, delayed payments (by months), and being treated unfairly.   Please make the time to read their letter, sign it, and share it as widely […]

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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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A further round of TWO DAYS of strike action will be taken by our branch on the 2nd & 3rd of September. JOIN US!

These two days will include protests in Birmingham – keep an eye on our updates for more information. Also, if you’ve organised protests in Birmingham yourself, we’d appreciate your advice/support.   The motion passed at our members’ meeting on the 22nd of August reads:   Strike action and pay, equality and working conditions dispute   […]

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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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7 Birmingham MPs send a letter to VC David Eastwood, urging him to address our demands for fair pay, equality, and improved working conditions

Seven Labour Party MPs have written a letter to VC David Eastwood, urging him to address our demands for fair pay, equality and improved working conditions. We note that the VC has failed to respond to our member’s letter that challenges him to live on low pay for a month. He has also failed to respond […]

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