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To: University of Birmingham
Provide certainty for EU and non-EU staff and cover all employment-related immigration costs
In response to continued uncertainty over Brexit, on 8 February 2019 the University of Birmingham announced an interest-free loan scheme to support staff and their immediate family with immigration-related costs in relation to their employment at the University (https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/finance/payroll/Payments-to-staff.aspx).
We demand the University support non-EU and EU staff by providing certainty of employment status, and covering all visa fees and application costs necessary for their employment. This should also extend to providing financial support to staff and their families in achieving settled status after Brexit.
This demand is taken from the University of Birmingham Joint Unions Report 2018 (http://uobunison.org.uk/university-of-birmingham-trade-union-branches-launch-joint-report-on-pay-and-working-conditions)
For more information about Birmingham UCU, including how to join, please visit our website (https://birminghamucu.org/)
Why is this important?
As a global university, Birmingham UCU believes the University of Birmingham should be doing more to support EU and non-EU staff.
Providing financial support to current and prospective EU and non-EU staff will reduce the financial burden and worry they face and ensure the University of Birmingham remains an attractive and welcoming global institution.