UNISON’s committee has taken the very difficult decision that tomorrow’s AGM should be postponed.

While the UK government and official scientific advisors are not yet recommending gatherings and meetings are cancelled, Birmingham University UNISON have decided to follow a precautionary approach, not least because we recognise that a number of members would have felt particularly anxious about attending a meeting of 50+ people in the current climate.    Under […]

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Coronavirus – Email sent to the University of Birmingham on behalf of UNISON, Unite & UCU

Please find below the email sent by UoB UNISON joint branch secretary, Mike Moore (on behalf of UNISON, UCU and Unite) on Friday 13th March (morning) to Gillian McGrattan (Human Resources), Louise Kindon (Human Resources), Stephanie Humphrey (Human Resources), Leslie Wright (Human Resources), Mark Sterling – DPVC Staffing, Philippa Hawkins (Workplace Wellbeing). CC’ed reps from […]

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VC David Eastwood fails to apologise for staff and student workers’ emotional and economic struggles caused by the multimillion-pound New Core Payroll system

23 days ago, we sent a letter to the directors of Finance and HR (see below) and requested clarifications and reassurances that student workers and staff will not be affected yet again by incorrect, overly taxed or delayed payments (as has been the case over the past 6 months). We have yet to receive a […]

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Branch updates – End of dispute, call for volunteers, message to non-members, social event

End of dispute Last week members voted to accept the University’s offer and brought the dispute to a close (which will lead to every staff member having a pay rise of between 43-45p/hour). To read the branch press release, please visit this page: https://uobunison.org.uk/end-of-dispute. The decision was a difficult one – while strike action has […]

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