Queens UCU Newsletter
- Never Mind the REF, Just Play the Game
- Pay in QUB
- Pay Audit
- Stormont Cuts and Cuts to Allow for Strategic Re-investment
- Academic Standards
- Reshaping the Academic Year
- QUB Staffing Levels
- Open Meeting for Fixed-term or Hourly-paid Staff Friday 13th Feb 2015 at 1.05 p.m. in room 01/052 Lanyon South
- Vote in the Ballot on USS by 12.00 noon on Mon 26 Jan 2015
Contact the Politicians about the Impact of the Funding Cuts on Queen’s
The proposed DEL funding cuts will have a devastating impact on Queen’s and the community. We urge you to contact any politicians and people of influence that you know to try to ameliorate the cuts. You need to do this before Christmas, as the NI budget will be finalised in early January. You can find contact details for MLAs on www.niassembly.gov.uk/Your-MLAs. You can use this model letter. This letter will be updated as more information comes in. If you meet the politicians face to face give them a sheet of facts to jog their memory. Please report any responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Meeting for Fixed-term or Hourly-paid Staff
Friday 13th Feb 2015 at 1.05 p.m. in room 01/052 Lanyon South
This is an OPEN meeting, so if you aware of any members of staff who are employed in this way (whether or not they are members of UCU), please let them know of this meeting. Mr Mark McAllister from the Labour Relations Agency will address the meeting on the issue of legal rights for staff on casual contracts.
Please read letter from UCU Officers
Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey
Please express your views on QUB as a workplace by taking part in the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey. The survey is confidential. It starts by collecting some informatin you and your role in QUB. Then you will be presented with about 35 rating scale questions and finally you have the option to provide your contact details if you wish to do so.
Invitation to join letter 2014
Recruitment Drive for UCU Members
We have launched a recruitment drive to attract new members to UCU at Queen’s. Whilst we have a substantial number of members in UCU at Queen’s, we feel that many staff are unsure about what support UCU offers and have not considered joining. The officers involved have worked hard in their own personal time to organise this effort. Over the next few weeks individual hardcopy letters to all staff who are not members of UCU are being sent along with a membership pack and form. These will be followed up by personal contacts in each area. If you know of any colleagues who are not members of UCU, please encourage them to join. They will receive their letters in the very near future.
Students, why we strike
Students: read here to know why your lecturers are taking industrial action