Queen's UCU

Queen's UCU

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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 ucueditor@qub.ac.uk


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.


USS Campaign 

Read the UCU document UCUHE236 which contains the latest correspondence to employers and the UCU counter proposals for benefit reform.


 

 

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.


Defend Lambeth College UCU fighting to defend education.

UCU members in Lambeth College have been on indefinite strike action since 3rd June.

Please go the UCU website where you can sign the petition and donate to the fighting fund.


Please read letter from UCU Officers

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.

Invitation to join letter 2014

 


Advice on pay docking

You can find UCU advice on pay docking on the National UCU site at

http://fairpay.web.ucu.org.uk/guidance-on-pay-docking/

If necessary further on advice on local legal issues regarding pay docking will be given.

UCU are urging all those that took part in the two hour strikes to write to their management to complain.

A suggested form of wording has been provided by HQ for this purpose.


Fair Pay - your questions answered

UCU HQ has provided answers to questions relating to the Fair Pay campaign


Students, why we strike

Students: read here to know why your lecturers are taking industrial action