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This #HeartUnions week, we’ve spoken to some of our new members about why they joined the FDA… Image
Raven said that unions offer “a level of protection amid the uncertainty”
“I am disabled and I knew I would need advocating or advice” said Chloé
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Vice-Chancellir's Open Forum kicking off @unibirmingham. First half on #Brexit, second on HE sector and research environment. Will #FairPayinHE come up? 🤔 #UoBVCForum #WeAreTheUniversity Image
Will university governance and executive pay discussed, given #DMUVC and @officestudents figures? #UoBVCForum
VC just been asked about @birminghamdubai and staff and student safety after #MatthewHedges jailing. Claims Uni would not have gone ahead with project if could not ensure safety of staff and students 🤔 #UoBVCForum
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Of course in your email you neglect to mention how while regular staff have had to put up with stagnant wages, the wage bill for the senior University Executive Board has shot up by 15% in the past three years.
You also overlook completely the endemic casualisation and precarity staff face, as documented by @PrecariousBrum. In 2016, The Guardian revealed 70% of teaching staff were found to on insecure contracts, the highest in the Russell Group…
Staff were also not told how management have refusing to meet with BUCU under the University’s normal Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee since late Nov. By coincidence, this was when @birminghamdubai was making headlines for the wrong reasons…
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