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Apr 6, 2020 8 tweets 9 min read
#UCLUCU #WorkingAtHome safely: a thread

We're approaching Easter closure, which will be a welcome respite for many

Please use this time to rest properly

...but maybe use a bit of it to check your #WaH setup

Poorly set up #WFH risks #RSI & worse

Please #BeSafe

1/7 #Safe #WorkingAtHome

We welcome info from #UCL on #WFH in these #Covid19 days

but do please note that #HSE #DSE checklist is designed for setting up #HomeWorking in normal circs...

...for fewer people..

...when support is easily available..

#Lockdown is not usual times

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Jan 28, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
We’re aware @ucl is trialling a privately provided attendance monitoring system (SEATs) that boasts capacity for:

a) phone tracking
b) facial recog ‘all-seeing-eye’ in classrooms
c) one place storage of attendance & mental health info abt students

#SurveilanceUniversity @ucl --the system has all these capacities but not known which ucl will use (they haven't ruled anything out)
--ucl private contractors tried fingerprint tracking on outsourced staff recently
--storage of mental health info was presented to the SU as part of a wellbeing package....
Mar 25, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
Important: on amending the current "offer" from UUK. A number of people have asked whether it is possible to argue for an amendment/counter offer at this stage. Here we explain, given confirmed information about the status of this offer, why this is possible & necessary... First: the "offer" does *not* have the status of an agreed or negotiated offer between UUK and our negotiating team. Has now been confirmed by an elected negotiator, that a) the text has *not* undergone any discussion/negotiation by the negotiators, b) it arrived Fri. 2.30pm...
Mar 24, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
To clarify: there is a win but it is only on pushing the timetable. There is no clear win in *substance* of offer. As many have pointed out, a) DB until April 2019 was guaranteed anyway, b) the Independent Panel is worded as within a) "regulatory framework" and ...ctd. ...b) "affordability". There is no commitment to look at framework ( = assumptions that caused the deficit) or approach the Pensions Regulator/Gov't on that, so deficit is built in (maybe slightly smaller, but still there). So no actual commitment in offer that secures...