UCU University of Leeds local association is a strong branch with quite a high level of union membership. The more members we have the more effective we are as a union.
Please join UCU and help us to become even stronger so we all have the support we need at work.
You can join online ucu.org.uk/join
Or by phone 0333 207 0719
All I want for Christmas is…..
JOB SECURITY FOR ALL
Sing alternative carols & help decorate our anti-casualisation Christmas tree!
Write your own experience of not having job security on the back of a job security Christmas bauble an bring it along to decorate the tree.
Thursday 19th November
12:30 – 1:30
By the ‘wavy lines’ sculpture, the Refectory foyer if weather is bad
Followed by a meeting for academic & academic-related staff on fixed-term contracts at 1.30 in Clothworkers North Building LT (G.12)
Please put these posters up in your work area: SECURE WORK Anti-Cas Poster (003)
And please sign our petition: we all deserve security of employment
Those of you with a car parking permit will be handing your forthcoming 1% pay increase (December) back to the University (from January) in the form of increased parking costs, especially those on lower incomes who will pay a higher proportion of salary. Those of us who use the train will see a 1% increase in rail fares.
The UCU and other unions petitioned the University about the hikes in car parking fees, but we have not been invited to any consultation on the matter before minor adjustments were made to the proposals. We have been invited now to discuss ‘reasonable adjustments’ processes.
The day rate is now going up to £7. The argument will no doubt be that this is the market rate. We would respond that we are not the market, we are staff driving in our expertise to the workplace. The Woodhouse Lane car park offers a day rate at £6.
Be in no doubt, you are regarded by your employer as a source of income. The car parking increases will raise in the region of an additional £300,000 in one year alone.