An all staff meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd November in the Dome Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb, between 12.00pm – 12.50pm (please invite non-members!)
It will be followed by a session between 1-2pm (in the same LT) where students will be able to join us and ask questions about our current priorities and how we can work together.
The meeting will be co-hosted by all trade unions on campus (UNISON, UCU, UNITE and GMB), and is open to all staff and students, whether you are a member or not.
At the meeting we will be launching the joint unions report into equality, casualisation, and workload that brings together the demands voted for by staff, and giving an update on our negotiations with the University. The full report is available here: https://uobunison.org.uk/university-of-birmingham-trade-union-branches-launch-joint-report-on-pay-and-working-conditions).
Roger Godsiff (MP for Hall Green) will be our guest speaker for the 12-1pm meeting. Roger is a supporter of our Living Wage campaign and has repeatedly lobbied the University to become accredited. At the meeting, we will discuss the report, give everyone an update on where we’re at, and explore possibilities to seek other groups’ support for our claim and demands.
A support staff meeting will also be held on the 22nd of November at 9.15am in G13 Nuffield Building, for members who can’t attend the lunchtime meeting.
Key points addressed in the report include:
– Full living wage accreditation;
– Fair treatment & pay for all staff and worklink students;
– Guarantees for staff and students over the Dubai campus;
– Ending the abuse of casual contracts;
– Ending the gender pay gap;
– Subsidised childcare;
– Bringing outsourced staff back in house;
– Proper support for welfare services staff;
– Car parking on campus;