Members voted in December to call a dispute if senior management won’t rule out compulsory redundancies in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine. It’s important all of us in this branch check and update our membership details in case we move to a ballot.
- You have the right employer and workplace. If you have moved jobs it’s important we only ballot those of us who are employed by the University of Leeds.
- Your home address and email address are up to date
- Your home address is your ‘preferred address’ for mailing unless you’re confident you will be working on campus even in a full pandemic lockdown
- Your membership type. If you do paid work for the university you should have full membership. If you’re a postgraduate student who does paid teaching* directly for the university that should normally be full free membership. (Full free membership is only for postgraduate students – if you’re no longer a student please upgrade to full paying membership.) If you’re a postgraduate student who doesn’t do any qualifying paid work you should choose student membership not full membership – you won’t be eligible to vote in the ballot. If you have finished working at the university and not yet started a new job you should choose unemployed membership (which is free, up to a year) or retired membership if appropriate.
If we move to a formal ballot we will need to remove from the ballot any of us who won’t be in work for the potential period of industrial action. We’ll email members about this, but if you know now that you won’t be doing any work for the university for the rest of this academic year you can let us know now by emailing email@example.com.
(*Postgraduate students who do non-teaching paid work for the university which would come under the academic or academic-related constituency may also be eligible for full free membership.)