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Sep 25, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
So line managers at the @unibirmingham are still telling non-student facing staff that they have to come in, despite latest gov guidance this week. They are denying that advice on office workers working from home apply to us. Meanwhile we’re told at the weekly H&S briefly 1/
that the new rules do in fact apply, but that the Uni Exec will discuss on Monday whether or not to tell staff! This means we’re operating for a full week in breach of gov guidance & the latest rules.
On Monday, it will be the first day of the new term with thousands of 2/
Aug 25, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
A full update on our Covid-negotiations - in a letter sent to @unibirmingham senior management - online now for full transparency
*We object to the lack of mitigating safety measures in place for BAME staff
*We seek an equality impact assessment regarding the University's Covid-related provisions
*We oppose the University's imposition of a new workload model without our agreement
Apr 28, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Disappointing to see @unibirmingham hasn't observed #IWMD20 but has made time to share #PetsofUoB updates... it's made all the more sad in light the tragic death of a construction worker on campus in January. Shouldn't we be remembering them today? 🤔 birminghamucu.org/2020/01/16/wor…
.@unibirmingham didn't inform staff, students or even official safety representatives about the death. We only found out thanks to local news reporting. Let's remember Igor Malka's life and death today and resolve to fight for greater transparency and safer workplaces #IWMD20
Thank you to everyone who voted in the ballots - you have put senior management on notice that we will not stand idly by as our hard-won pensions, pay and working conditions are worn away, year-on-year #UCUballot#UCUstrike#HelloBrum#JoinIn
Birmingham UCU members have sent a clear message to senior management with a 82% yes vote in favour of strike action to defend pensions and a 77% yes vote for action in the pay, equality, workloads and casualisation ballot.
Article warns readers "Don't say bad words nor call people 'silly' or 'stupid', unless you want to end up in jail in the UAE." Given restrictions on LGBTQ, labour and women's rights, would these be considered "bad words" too @unibirmingham@birminghamdubai? #SaferInternetDay
Jan 23, 2019 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
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 theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/n…