Categories
Friday Update

Friday update 25/3/22

Oh my God, It’s actually Friday, that can’t be right!  Jumble sales are organized And pamphlets have been posted Even after closing time there’s still parties to be hosted You can be active with the activists Or sleep in with the sleepers While you’re waiting for the great leap forwards B Bragg Waiting For the […]

Categories
Campaigns Estates Friday Update Front Page Newsletters Outsourcing

Outsourcing, Regional View.

Update on Cambridge branch campaign to stop outsourcing Taken from March 2022 Regional newsletter The Cambridge branch intends to loudly fight the University’s foot-dragging on protecting directly employed staff and their lack of trustworthiness over outsourcing every step of the way. As you will be aware Cambridge University Unite branch has been firmly opposing the […]

Categories
Estates Friday Update

Friday Update 6/3/22, (I know, that’s Sunday, don’t @ me!)

Unite strikes a landmark agreement with one of the UK's largest #NHS trusts to end the two tier workforce. Covid has put the treatment of NHS workers in the spotlight. Unite will now ramp-up pressure on other trusts – they can no longer look the other way. https://t.co/98USuKdkSg pic.twitter.com/uBWBdvGE0E — Sharon Graham (@UniteSharon) March 3, […]

Categories
Estates Friday Update Have your say. Outsourcing Pay

Friday Update 25/2/22

Let’s face it, we are not going to get a decent pay rise this year unless we fight for it! The rise in inflation across all measures continues with 30-year highs on both the RPI (7.8%) & CPI (5.5%) Figures show that real pay is plummeting – a fall of 3.8% on RPI real earnings […]

Categories
Campaigns Estates Front Page Outsourcing

Solidarity From Dundee

Dundee University UNITE branch posted this message of solidarity with our fight against outsourcing… Cambridge University Unite think Outsourcing SUCKS!(and so do we!). Cambridge University have proposed outsourcing of key professional services staff and the Unite branch there have begun an excellent campaign to show just how much Outsourcing SUCKS! This author is particularly impressed by their excellent […]

Categories
Friday Update

Friday Update 24/1/22

It’s not Friday, it’s not much of an update, but I’m still here! Friday Update! Rob and Vern are now at Chemistry, but we are still at the university and still UNITE reps. [email protected] Outsourcing… Thanks to your efforts with the demonstrations, the University has decided to look at the issue and has set up […]

Categories
Friday Update

Friday Update 22/21/21

NOTE FROM YOUR REP. For Newbies and the confused (Vern) This is Friday Update I don’t update it on Fridays very much but I’m stuck with the name, I’ll write a post about it some time. For now, the facts are I’m moving the ED Unite online notice board here, for now I’ll post on […]

Categories
Estates Front Page Newsletters Outsourcing Pay Regional

London & Eastern Education Region NEWSLETTER November / December 2021

Categories
Estates Front Page Outsourcing Uncategorized

Covid Heros!

What those nice folks at AUDE(Association of University Directors of Estates) think of us… Eighteen months after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic it feels like now is the right time to take stock of what we’ve achieved as university estates and facilities teams – and to say the most enormous Thank You to everyone […]

Categories
Campaigns Estates Front Page National News Outsourcing Unite press release

Cambridge university maintenance staff being lined up for ‘misguided’ outsourcing deal, warns Unite

Wednesday 10 November 2021 Salami Slicing The University of Cambridge, one of the wealthiest and most illustrious institutions in the country, has been accused of ‘salami slicing’ over its plans to outsource up to 50 maintenance and estates’ workers to private companies. Unite the union said that if the proposal was completed by 1 April next year […]