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Unite Newsletter – March 2021

Covid Update Vice Chancellors statement 26/2/2020 Following the introduction of the Government Road map to recovery and following Department of Education guidance, the Vice Chancellor announced that there will be no imminent change to current plans for students return to the University: https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/guidance-for-all-students/february-2021-plans-for-lent-term-easter-vacation-and-easter-term-2021. Subject to further guidance, it is hoped the majority of students will […]

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Lateral Flow Tests 5/3/21

Lateral flow testingThe University is to stop offering lateral flow testing kits. Apparently the kits, which enabled staff to self-administer a Covid virus test, are considered to be too unreliable.

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Our Potential, focus groups

Saira Law School of the Biological Sciences. Our Potential focus groups by Saira Law, Bioscience Impact Team Article:I wondered, when I went to training and networking events, why I never came across staff on Grades 1 & 2 at them. Then I heard about the University Diversity Fund and decided to apply to try and […]

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Housing News

Laundry Farm And DevelopmentThe Cambridge Evening News Reports that there are proposals for new housing being built off the Barton Road, and it looks like Laundry farm is slap bang in the middle. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/university-cambridge-proposes-massive-new-19854917 As no plans have been submitted this doesn’t seem to be imminent, after all we all know buildings that have been […]

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https://www.tuc.org.uk/heartunions https://www.youtube.com/user/tradesunioncongress More Social Media Here Social Media Scene

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Progression And Reward Scheme Is Back!

STOP PRESS NEWS! This just in! PROGRESSION AND REWARD IS BACK! According to the Reporter, University Council has decided to approve the re-introduction of all reward and progression schemes for the academic year 2021/22. The Council has kept the pay restraint measures under review. It has now approved the re‑introduction of all rewardand progression schemes for […]

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Promotion and Contribution Reward Schemes

University Statement. Promotion and Contribution Reward SchemesMembers of staff will be aware that the University took the difficult decision to suspend all staff promotion and contribution reward schemes for this academic year, with one exception. The University Council will be asked at its next meeting to confirm that all such schemes will run as normal […]

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Lateral Flow tests update.

Lateral Flow tests update…Ok then… Previously… Lateral Flow Tests at Estates Management At time of writing (8 on Friday morning), the LFTS are not being distributed as widely as we would like to see, (cant see the merit of excluding part time staff for example..), However it is a pilot scheme, and that means there […]

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Lateral Flow Tests at Estates Management

Lateral flow testsUpdate 10/2/21 Well, it looks like the lateral flow tests have hit the (EM)stores,It seems that the University (central not just the dept) has a fairly strict criteria for who gets to have them. “Under the pilot, use of LFTs is restricted to staff who meet the following criteria: • currently work on-site […]