Legal briefing for international members
Friday 25 May, 12pm – 1pm
Baines Wing seminar room 2.37
This briefing will be particularly focused on members’ concerns around visa requirements in relation to industrial action (“unauthorised absence” and reductions in pay), but can also cover any other questions regarding our legal working rights (not surpassing the 180 days in a 12 month period, research leave, pensions, etc.).
This briefing is also open to international staff who aren’t UCU members.
This is a general briefing legal briefing rather than casework representation. If you need individual support through the union please contact email@example.com or for individual legal advice on immigration issues see ucu.org.uk/legal
Let’s get the law changed
The legal briefing will look primarily at the Home Office current rules, but UCU is challenging the Home Office to change it’s rules to ensure staff working on visas don’t have a reduced right to strike. UCU general secretary Sally Hunt and Labour’ shadow chancellor John McDonnell MP have written an article calling for clarity from the Home Office.
UCU is calling on members, especially staff working on international visas, to write to their MP and ask them to back UCU’s call.
UCU international staff email list
There’s an email discussion list for international members, which is also open to international staff who are non-members. To sign up go to groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/leedsucuinternationalmembers
(If you can’t sign up using that link you can email firstname.lastname@example.org)