Statement by Unison, UCU and Unite branches at the University of Nottingham on the referendum vote in favour of leaving the EU

The three campus trade unions at the University of Nottingham, Unison, UCU and Unite, ask University management to do the utmost possible to ensure that EU citizens, who are members of staff at the University, will have no problems continuing working at the University after Brexit.

Brexit raises doubts about staff members’ possibilities to participate in EU funding schemes in the future. We ask the University to ensure that European resources remain open to academics working here.

We are concerned about reports of increasing abuse of non-British citizens both on and near campus and within wider society. We are particularly vigilant of developments on campus and ask management to work with us to ensure that our University is a discrimination free place, which fosters co-operation between different nationalities and ethnicities in the pursuit of teaching and research excellence. Racism has no place at the University of Nottingham!

Campus unions supported the ‘Nottingham Together’ rally on 28 June which affirmed that migrants are welcome in Nottingham. We will continue pressing this point and strongly encourage management to do the same. We encourage our members to report any racist or xenophobic abuse they may encounter.

The three campus trade unions will work with management in achieving these objectives.

We are also holding 27, 28 and 29 incase we need to but will wait and see if these dates are necessary before booking rooms.  Please can you review these dates and times and let me know if there are specific slots you can confirm rep availability (even if there are only 1 hour slots, rather than the full day)?  We will then ensure that on the booking system these are advertised as available to those requiring Union representation only.

 

nottingham toegther with banner

Hundreds of people gathered at the Nottingham Together Rally (photo credit: Anisa Mustafa)

 

 

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