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December 5th, 2012:

Stress Survey

Please can we remind colleagues to complete the Stress Survey sent in Jacqui Mitchells last email and return to her as soon as possible?  Thanks to all those who have returned it already but we need to hear from more academic staff.  UEL Management removed stress as an area of concern from their Health and Safety Policy.  We still have a Stress Policy but other than a hyperlink at the end of the Health and Safety Policy there is no connection between stress and health and safety at UEL. Unions at UEL are conducting this joint survey of members in order to consider how best to highlight what unions fear is a growing issue for staff at UEL.

Branch Meetings Dates and Agendas

Docklands Campus:  Wednesday 5th December 12-1pm Room EB.1.41; 

Stratford Campus:  Monday 10th December 12-1pm Room RB.2.23

Cass School of Education and Communities 1-2pm in Room RB.2.23

School of Health, Biosciences 2-3pm also in Room RB.2.23 (more…)

Update on Negotiations

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for the delay in updating you about the dispute and the all-important workload allocation talks. It was hoped that these “intensive” talks would have, by now, produced “final” versions of the documents for consideration by the members. Management have proposed separating the existing documents into three: Policy, Guidelines and an Excel Spreadsheet to act as a record of an individual’s workload. These have not yet been finalised. A full briefing and update will be given at the branch meetings : Docklands Campus:  Wednesday 5th December 12-1pm Room EB.1.41; Stratford Campus:  Monday 10th December 12-1pm Room RB.2.23 (more…)