The Pop-Up Union has been formed by staff as a way to come together in opposition to privatisation and outsourcing. It is open to all workers on campus – whether you’re one of the 235 or not.
The Pop-Up Union is not a rival to existing recognised unions but a complement. It is the aim of the Pop-Up Union to encourage worker solidarity by bringing all workers on campus under one umbrella. Dues are set low to encourage dual membership and avoid duplication of functions with existing unions. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information
Since the Pop-Up Union was formed in March this year, we have been in discussions with the Certification Officer regarding being entered onto the official list of active trade unions. We are pleased to announce we have now been entered onto the list. A news post on the Certification Officer’s website confirmed the good news:
The Pop-up Union has been entered into the List of Trade Unions held by the Certification Officer with effect from 8 May 2013.
Listing means that the Certification Officer, an appointed official with a legal background, is satisfied that the Pop-Up Union meets the legal definition of a trade union. This is strong evidence of our status as a trade union, and will allow us to take steps to advance our members’ opposition to the outsourcing of 235 campus jobs.
We would like to thank all those who have supported us with legal information during this process. Throughout the last six weeks we have continued strong membership growth. Members are now discussing the next steps and further updates will be posted here in due course.
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