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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

There will be two smaller School meetings immediately after the Branch meeting at the request of members:

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

 Agenda:

Update on dispute & workload allocation model;

Professorial Pay Review discussions;

Online marking – a health and safety issue?

Attendance Monitoring Policy – impact on academic staff:  student relationship;

AOB.

 If you would like something on the Agenda please let Jacqui know by 5pm on Tuesday 6th December for Docklands meeting or Friday 7th December for Stratford meeting.

 Please can we remind colleagues to complete the Stress Survey sent in my last email and return to me 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.

 Regards Jacqui & Rae

 

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