Since the results of the EU referendum last June, uncertainty regarding the rights of workers in post-Brexit UK is on the rise. This is particularly the case for EU-nationals working in the UK, who appear to have been used as bargaining chips in recent negotiations. At a national level, UCU has been active at raising awareness on such issues, and gathering helpful resources (see here and here for some examples).
QUB employs a large number of international staff, many of whom will be affected by the post-Brexit landscape. In line with our principle of being an organising union that thrives on member engagement in strategy and campaigning, UCU at Queen’s has initiated a Brexit Workgroup, with the purpose of defending the working conditions and security of all QUB staff with regard to challenges introduced by the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Details on strategizing and campaigning as they develop through the Workgroup will be posted here, so stay tuned!
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Workgroup, contact QUB UCU Assistant Secretary Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis (firstname.lastname@example.org).