(Update 30th April – the university survey closed on 29th April)
Our branch has put together a survey aiming to collect evidence to inform trade union policies and to shape a collective response to the enforced fast move to working online and remotely. We want to find out more about your experiences and concerns, including Health and Safety, work intensification and a sustainable work/life balance, the responses and adjustments by management, the differential impacts on different groups of workers (eg by contractual (in)security, gender, age, care duties, disability, access to equipment) and longer term implications. This survey is for all staff and is being sent out by the three campus trade unions. We would be most grateful if you could fill it in and share it with colleagues as widely as possible. The survey will close on 12th May and we will report on it to the Leeds UCU AGM.
We are aware that the university has recently circulated a (much shorter!) survey about working from home and we would ask members to fill that in as well (there is a free text box at the end where you can give detailed views and we would encourage you to do so). Our survey is intended for a different purpose (to inform unions policies and strengthen our negotiations) and is aimed to capture more in-depth personal experiences of working from home. So please complete both if you possibly can.
To complete the union survey visit https://yoursay.ucu.org.uk/s3/UCU-Leeds-online-and-home-working-in-HE-at-the-time-of-the-Covic-19-pandemic
Thank you to the colleagues who put together this survey, and thanks in advance to you for filling it in and sharing it.