Action on New Core/ Payroll

Payroll issues have continued this month and worse, a number of members have not been paid at all yesterday and are still currently awaiting an urgent payment to ensure they have the money they need to survive. We urgently need the problems with the payroll system to be fixed – it’s utterly ridiculous that a University […]

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BBC WM Reports: October Payday leaves staff and students in uncertainty over pay, with some not being paid at all [New Core]

Today is the October payday at the University of Birmingham – yet another unpredictable one. Once again, staff and student workers have not been paid correctly or at all. The problems with payments (and New Core) are escalating. UoB introduced NC in June and since then,  Hundreds of student workers have not been paid at all, […]

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Update – Support staff were told that the University’s offer was 1.2% better than the national offer. This is not true

Dear members,  You were told that the University’s offer was 1.2% better than the national offer.  For example, Tim Jones said on 30th August 2019 that: ‘We understand that staff earning the lowest salaries can be most affected by rises in the costs of living and cuts in government services. This is why we put […]

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Boycott Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre (sign the pledge/ pass the motion)

Website: boycotteph.org.uk This is the start of the campaign to Boycott The University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre (and its 4 other buildings) until all outsourced workers are brought in-house at the University, so that everyone on campus benefits from union recognition and the same terms and conditions. UNISON and UCU branches […]

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October Updates

Members Meeting on Thu 24th October – 8:30am Nuffield G13 & 12:30pm Arts LR3 Representatives from the Committee have been engaging in talks with University Senior Management with the support if ACAS. We would look forward to discussing the outcomes of these conversations and other developments with all of our members at the meetings next […]

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September payday.. The New Core mayhem continues. Senior management need to be accountable for this mess

We would like to thank University of Birmingham Student Workers’ group for the fantastic work they have done over the past month, in collecting case studies, writing demands, and working closely with us on the issues that are faced by casual student workers. UBSW’s statement on Friday can be found here. They have also been […]

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Birmingham Justice for Workers (UNISON, UCU, UBSW) – Joint student-staff meeting (2nd Oct, 1-2pm)

Following the success of our recent strike days & negotiations with University Management and ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) we have decided to call a Joint Union members meetings on Wednesday 2nd October, 1.00pm (102 Biosciences) with Salma Yaqoob as guest speaker. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from an activist who […]

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