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 […]
Barts under pressure as Serco cancels its contract with the NHS Trust on day Unite confirms strike ballot Serco has today (3 November) confirmed that its current Soft Services contract with Barts Health NHS Trust will end on 30 April 2023. Unite is demanding that there must be “no more contracts for outsourcing privateers that put profit before people”. Last July, due to Unite pressure, Serco lost […]
Unite the union has today (Wednesday) announced the final results of its members’ vote for each of the three candidates which is as follows: Sharon Graham – 46,696 votes Steve Turner – 41,833 votes Gerard Coyne – 35,334 votes. A total of 124,147 votes were cast. Sharon Graham will succeed Len McCluskey who has been general secretary of the […]
Cambridge University Branch, Nominates, Sharon Graham. At the Nomination meeting on 2/5/21, Cambridge University Branch Voted to nominate Sharon Graham.
The Executive Council have set in hand the election of the new Unite general secretary. The current general secretary, Len McCluskey, will step down from office and the successful candidate will assume office at the conclusion of the election.
The University has published its gender pay gap 2020 report. https://www.staff.admin.cam.ac.uk/general-news/gender-pay-gap-report-2020 Down load it here if its not working on your browser… https://www.inclusivecambridge.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/gender_pay_gap_report_2020_final.pdf
The government, as always, finds it impossible to resist basking in the glory of the hard work of others, and is now happily claiming unearned credit over the rapid vaccine roll-out. In reality, the delivery has actually been handled efficiently and in an orderly fashion, by our overworked and underfunded public bodies, rather than the […]
https://www.staff.admin.cam.ac.uk/general-news/skills-exchange-scheme-launched-0 The University, has launched a skills exchange scheme, aimed at matching people with time, to jobs that need doing across the whole University. Your writer didn’t get beyond the link on the web page, as it appears one of the skills needed was being able to work Microsoft Teams… Have you been involved with […]
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.
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 […]