UNISON Commits to Strike Action in the Case of Compulsory Redundancies

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations Once again the possibility of strike action, as a result of One Professional Services (OPS) restructuring, emerges. On 11 February, the SOAS branch of UNISON published the results of its consultative Ballot on strike action “in the event of compulsory redundancies resulting from the One Professional Service Restructure process”. With […]

Bringing cleaners in-house is back on table after meeting is crashed

Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development The Justice for Cleaners campaign relaunched with vigour on 27th November as protesters entered a meeting of the School’s Governing Body, pressuring management into reconsidering the option of bringing the cleaners back in-house. The situation of the cleaners had not been on the agenda of the meeting, but […]

Marking boycott postponed

Tom King, BA Politics Academics’ union UCU has announced a planned marking boycott will be postponed to 6th May to give time to consult its members on a new pay offer put forward by the university employers’ association. UCEA, which represents university managements nationally, had previously offered a pay rise of 1% but has now […]

SOAS staff strike over pay

On 31st October, staff at SOAS, and at universities across the country, took part in a one-day strike in a dispute over pay. The unions UCU, Unite and Unison, who represent academics and support staff, are asking the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to approve a pay rise in line with inflation, rather than […]