Yesterday we held a massive demonstration at Senate House to demand an end to outsourcing at the University of London. The demonstration coincided with Foundation Day, when the Chancellor of the university, Princess Anne, comes to visit – a good opportunity to embarrass the Vice-Chancellor and the UoL management by showing how the majority of staff really feel about their behaviour. We’ve also launched a landmark case to compel UoL to recognise its role as an employer of outsourced workers. We got a lot of press coverage – here are some highlights!

Aditya Chakrabortty has written this great account of the latest developments in the campaign for the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/21/outsourced-working-university-of-london

Another write-up of the case in the Guardian news section: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/21/university-london-support-staff-pay-conditions-agency-staff

Josiah Mortimer for Left Foot Forward: https://leftfootforward.org/2017/11/from-uber-to-the-university-of-london-migrant-workers-are-standing-together/

Jo Maugham QC sums up the case for the Good Law Project: https://goodlawproject.org/good-law-project-statement-iwgbs-joint-employer-case/

Josie Cox in the Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/university-london-outsourced-workers-better-rights-lawsuit-iwgb-cac-a8066811.html

On the relationship between Brexit and the case we’re bringing against UoL: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/university-of-london-outsourcing-contractors-european-convention-on-human-rights-come-for-it-next-a8067416.html

On the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42056769

Henry and Jason appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show along with Daphne Romney QC – the segment starts at around 42 minutes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09g8mdh/victoria-derbyshire-21112017#

We also appeared on the BBC’s Today Programme, at around 8.30am yesterday: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09fj9fk#play

 

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