UCU York letter to VC on coronavirus outbreak

The UCU York branch has received a number of communications from members expressing concerns about the current pandemic and its impact on staff and students at the University of York. In light of these and the decisions taken on Friday by the union’s national executive committee (NEC) and the higher education committee (HEC) regarding the union’s response to Covid-19, we are working on developing a branch level position. In the meantime, we will meet on Tuesday with senior management and the other campus unions (UNISON and UNITE) on this matter, and have produced the attached document 200316 UCU York VC coronavirus letter final. The document is addressed to our vice-chancellor and sets out a number of requests that we believe are important to safeguard the health of all at the University of York.