This branch notes:
That Queen Mary management intends to implement punitive deductions of 100% pay for each day staff refuse to reschedule classes cancelled due to strike action.
The UK-wide trend of HE employers threatening punitive deductions, albeit not often as aggressively as Queen Mary.
Previous retreats from such threats by HE employers in the face of public and industrial pressure.
This branch believes:
That these employer tactics are disproportionate and dangerous, and risk escalating the disputes and further disrupting students’ education.
That the threat of punitive deductions of 100% pay for ASOS at one institution threatens the right to strike at all institutions and therefore requires a collective and nationally coordinated response.
That members at Queen Mary are facing an increased financial burden for participating in industrial action.
This branch resolves:
To call on all members at this branch to resign their positions as external examiners at Queen Mary with immediate effect.
To send a message of solidarity to members at Queen Mary UCU.
To request UCU HEC to initiate grey listing process against Queen Mary and other universities with 100% deductions.
To send a solidarity donation of £500 to Queen Mary UCU’s strike/hardship fund.
Proposed by: Draško Kašćelan and Gabriella Alberti, moved by Draško Kašćelan, seconded by Tim Goodall, motion carried.
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