Queen's UCU

2013

December 2013

  • Better Pay is Affordable
  • QUB Had a Financial Surplus for 2012-13
  • Pay in QUB
  • Financial Forecasts
  • QUB Staffing Levels
  • The Pay Dispute: Second Strike, Working to Contract and Student Support
  • Senate Discussion on Pay
  • Senate Elections
  • Queen’s UCU Committee Elections

November 2013

  • The Pay Dispute
  • UCU Stress Survey 2012: What the QUB Data Shows
  • USS Pensions – Do Not Panic
  • REF Survey by UCU: What QUB Staff Said
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Elections to QUB Senate
  • UCU Subscription Rates
  • General Meeting

October 2013

  • All Out on 31st October
  • What You Should Do
  • Action Short of a Strike
  • Departmental Representatives
  • QUB Dental School Improves

September 2013

  • Pay Offer Rejected & Action Supported
  • Consultative Ballot on Pay Action
  • More Work – Less Real Pay
  • General meeting Wednesday 25th Sept 2013
  • Seminar at Riddel Hall 27 September
  • What Price Academic Freedom?
  • “Gagging Bill” Debated at Westminster
  • Other News
  • Open Meeting for Staff on Probation 26th Sept 2013 at 1.05 in 0G/037
  • Local Specialist Group Meetings

August 2013

  • Selection for REF and Advice on REF Appeals
  • Lecturer (Education) Titles
  • Consultative Ballot on Pay Action
  • Contacting Hourly-paid Lecturers
  • Liverpool UCU Hold Strike Ballot over Changes to Contracts
  • Times Higher Education Best University Workplace Survey
  • UCU Subscriptions
  • Open Meeting for Staff on Probation 26th Sept 2013 at 1.05 in 0G/037
  • General Meeting

August 2013

  • Selection for REF and Advice on REF Appeals
  • Lecturer (Education) Titles
  • Consultative Ballot on Pay Action
  • Contacting Hourly-paid Lecturers
  • Liverpool UCU Hold Strike Ballot over Changes to Contracts
  • Times Higher Education Best University Workplace Survey
  • UCU Subscriptions
  • Open Meeting for Staff on Probation 26th Sept 2013 at 1.05 in 0G/037
  • General MeetingWednesday 25th Sept 2013 at 1.05 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 01/052 Lanyon South

June 2013

  • Report on UCU Congress 2013
  • Queen’s joins the university network of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics — CARA
  • AGM at 1.05 p.m. Thursday 27 June in 02/026 Peter Froggatt Centre
  • Committee Elections

May 2013

  • 1% Final Pay Offer Rejected
  • Promotions and Exceptional Performance
  • Report from UCU Scotland and the Northern Ireland Higher Education Strategy
  • REF, Teaching and University Reputations
  • AGM and Call for Nominations

April 2013

  • 0.5% Pay Offer Rejected
  • Results of Next V-C Questionnaire
  • Comments by Respondents
  • Use of Student Evaluations of Teaching: Commentary from a UCU member
 

Feb 2013

  • New Pay Campaign Begins as Erosion of Real Pay Continues
  • Student Evaluation of Teaching and Ensuring Fairness to Staff
  • Fair Access to Higher Education: EMA Retained in Northern Ireland
  • Workload and Stress
  • Strike Action at Birmingham University
  • “Culture of Fear” Amongst Staff at Northwest Regional College
  • USS Update
  • Finding our Next V-C
  • General Meeting

 

Jan 2013

  • QUB Staffing Levels
  • Pay in QUB
  • Meeting for Staff on Casual Contracts (Fixed-term Contracts and Hourly Paid)
  • Academic-Related Staff Meeting
  • Erosion of Redundancy Rights and Fixed-term Contract Staff