Precarious Workers Brighton condemns Brighton UCU’s decision to suspend strike action at the University tomorrow, 26th April, and Thursday 27th April, because of an offer from the University that reinstates the promotions system for full-time lecturers, and reinstates certain union negotiation rights, whilst selling demoted Hourly Paid Lecturers down the river. UCU has accepted the University’s offer to […]Read more "UCU Betrayal "
Precarious Workers Brighton offers its full solidarity and support to the Circus Street DIY Squatted Social Centre, which has been opened in an unused University of Brighton building by members of the Alteenative-Students’ Union Brighton, members of the campaign against Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), and others, in protest against the recent imposition of PSPOs […]Read more "Precarious Workers Brighton Statement in Support of the Circus Street DIY Squatted Social Centre"
On March 25th the Alternative Students’ Union and Precarious Workers Brighton staged a demonstration during an open day for the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. Along with the Alt-SU, Precarious Workers Brighton called this demonstration because of the 70% pay cut to some Hourly Paid Lecturers in the School, which the University has consistently […]Read more "PWB Statement on the University’s Response to the 25th March Demonstration"
Below is the text of an e-mail reply from Gavin Wright, the University’s head of Human Resources, sent to us Monday 20th March: Dear Precarious Workers Thank you for your e mail dated 15th March 2017. You will hopefully be aware that members of the University Management Board met with UCU representatives on the 14th […]Read more "Response to University of Brighton 21/3/17"
The University has ceded to one of our demands, having reinstated fees waivers for colleagues who originally had them removed by their demotion to the role of demonstrator. Clearly the University feels pressured on multiple fronts. This concession demonstrates that the University is beginning to cede to demands that they reverse the measures they have taken. […]Read more "Success! One Demand Met – Three To Go"
Last Wednesday 8th March, Precarious Workers Brighton attended the open day for the School of Computing at the University of Brighton, to inform parents, care-givers, guardians, and prospective students about working conditions in the department. Until last Wednesday, the University’s Senior Management Team had not acknowledged the demand letter that Precarious Workers Brighton sent them […]Read more "PWB Response to University of Brighton 15/3/17"
This is the text of a letter sent to the senior management team at University of Brighton on Tuesday 28th February by Precarious Workers Brighton. The letter includes a list of demands relating to the recent decision to demote hourly paid lecturers in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. To this date, one week […]Read more "Letter to Senior Management University of Brighton Regarding Demotion of Hourly Paid Lecturers"