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Don’t forget to vote to strike and support your colleagues on insecure contracts

Full details of the pay claim which covers pay, equality, workloads and precarious contracts are available on the national UCU website.

Also, QMUCU is running a survey of QMUL staff to investigate the extent of casualisation. Please click here and complete the survey. Also, please pass it on to other colleagues, especially those in precarious forms of work.

UCU is the trade union for academic and academic related staff

Go to the QM UCU blog at qmucu.wordpress.com for details on some current issues and ongoing issues. Current national issues are on the national UCU website.

Join UCU

Read the 9 good reasons to join UCU.
You can join online at www.ucu.org.uk/join
Contact the Membership Secretary if you have any questions.
Joint membership is possible if you are already a member of certain other unions. More information is available here.

Information about UCU at QMUL

What UCU can do for you
What you can do for UCU
Local Committee and other representatives
Rules of QM UCU (QM login required)
Minutes of General Meetings, selected correspondence, etc (QM login required)

Getting help and advice on work problems

UCU can help only members. If you need advice or help on difficulties that arise between you and QM management or other staff then you should send your membership number and a brief outline of the issue to ucu-coordinator@qmul.ac.uk who will then allocate your case to one of the members who have been accredited for personal casework. Please note that we may take longer to respond at certain times of the year such as August and official holiday breaks. Don’t leave things to the last minute. The earlier you get in touch the better. More detail and information on other sources of support are available at qmucu.wordpress.com/casework/

Free Support Services

Education Support Partnership (formerly Recourse) provides free support services specifically for all staff working in adult, further and higher education. Supported by UCU, ESP complements the work of the union offering information and advice, telephone counselling, online coaching and financial assistance. For more information, click ESPlogo

Web page published by David Lexton on behalf of QM UCU Committee. Last updated October 11, 2018