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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 months ago, you get wrong payments, and you’re overly taxed.

The university has also put students at risk of injury by asking them to break our strike in July and to take on roles without any training and experience.

In our next email to the University’s Head of HR, we will urge them to do everything they can to pay all Worklink student workers as a matter of urgency – this can be done.

It is unacceptable that they haven’t paid students for work done 3 months ago.

If student workers wish to join us as members, please email us at unisonbham@contacts.bham.ac.uk

We’d also be interested in finding out more about working conditions, wrong or delayed payments, over taxation and any other issues that student workers are facing.

Finally, if any students wish to contact the university and if they want advice on how to do it more formally, please email us. Our caseworkers would be happy to advise. The university needs to take students’ concerns seriously.

If students wish to submit statements for us to publish (anonymously) on social media or our website, please visit this page: https://uobunison.org.uk/new-core

(it’s about New Core but it equally applies to Worklink).

Here’s our blog post on the July payday.. https://uobunison.org.uk/payday-incompetency

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