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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Five Manifestos for Change in Higher Education

Three manifestos on University Governance have attracted our attention, and made us wonder ‘what would a UoB manifesto look like?’ 1. De Montfort University – ‘DMU Renewed. A Manifesto’ https://ucudemontfort.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/dmu-renewed-a-manifesto-for-change/ It covers the following matters: * Our governing principles: DMU as a public university * Governance * Finance * Teaching and Learning * Research * The Importance […]

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February 2019 – a bleak month for the UK Higher Education sector

State of Higher Education – please read the news below – all of them published just last week. Part of the list was compiled by @UUKSpin  1. University of Reading (£££ blackhole) https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/feb/09/reading-university-in-crisis-amid-questions-over-121m-land-sales 2. Swansea University (problematic Kuwait deal) https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/swansea-university-600m-joint-venture-15798126 3. Cardiff Metropolitan University (VC/DVC vanished on ‘sick leave’) https://the-eye.wales/sick-with-fear/ 4. De Montfort University (conflict […]

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Karaoke Afternoon with UoB UNISON! (Sat 26th Jan at 3pm)

You are invited to a karaoke afternoon at Karaoke Box in Birmingham. Please note this is not a karaoke bar, you rent out the room and only sing in front of your group. Partners are welcome to join too! Karaoke at Karaoke Box, Birmingham (http://website.karaokebox.co.uk/birmingham/) Date: Saturday 26th January Time: 3pm-5pm Cost: £10 per person PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL […]

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