We heard back yesterday from the University of London, who are currently conducting a review of all of their outsourced services.
They announced that they have narrowed down the options they will present to the Board of Trustees from seven to two.
The 2 options are:
- MIXED ECONOMY – bring some of the contracts in-house
- FULLY IN-HOUSE – bring all of the contracts in house!
This is another massive step forward for the campaign – since it began in September last year the University of London has completely shifted its position, from being committed to maintaining the status quo of contracting out all its soft and hard services to being on the verge of bringing everyone back in house!
The University will be surveying all staff in Feb, and then a final decision on which of these options to pursue will be taken in March by the BoT.
The IWGB’s position remains the same – the campaign will not stop until ALL WORKERS ARE BACK IN HOUSE!
The next strike and protest will be Thursday 25 January (https://www.facebook.com/events/391189084639287) – please come and help keep up the pressure until the University finally agrees to treat all its staff equally!