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UoB UNISON pass motion against redundancies at Uni’s Hotel, and pledge to fight against all redundancies at the University

At a well attended virtual branch meeting last week, members from Birmingham University UNISON passed a motion (reproduced in full below) to express their deep concern about plans to make up to 19 staff redundant at the University-owned Edgbaston Park Hotel. While all hospitality businesses are facing difficult times, the Hotel is owned by a […]

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Press Release: University “putting city at risk” as Birmingham sees “worrying” rise in hospital admissions

Press contact: James Brackley (UCU),; Mike Moore (UNISON),;07/09/2020 [STARTS] As the number of cases rise across the country and concerns grow nationally about the potential impact of reopening Universities, unions at the University of Birmingham have expressed serious concerns about plans to reopen the Edgbaston campus. There have been at least three confirmed […]

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Advice for “shielding” staff and others with underlying health conditions (6th Aug)

Reposting advice from our Facebook page Government advice throughout the pandemic has been fast changing and sometimes contradictory. Late last week the government indicated that new local restrictions will be put in place across a large area in the North of England, and further loosening of lockdown restrictions have been paused.  While the government maintains that […]

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