TU Recommendations from Homeworking Survey

The results of the TU Joint Survey show that staff are facing problems when working from home for City. There is also uncertainty about what might happen in the coming months but I think we cannot abandon efforts we have been making to make City a better place to work and study. It is the most important time for us to all stay in touch as best we each can to organise, support each other and be strong together even if that means doing so virtually.

That is why we are using the staff survey to drive the work of our branch in pushing City management and we hope you can join us at today’s meeting to catch up with each other. I certainly miss seeing many of you.


Almost 600 staff engaged with the survey and the trade unions have already been using these in our meetings with management. The needs that members have expressed have now been formed into a set of recommendations to management about homeworking in collaboration with our sister unions Unison and Unite. These are guiding the immediate efforts of the branch to counteract the presumption that we can be expected to deliver ‘business as usual’.

The Joint Union Recommendations were sent to City management yesterday, and we will also be presenting them for discussion at the branch meeting later today.


  • Today’s Branch Meeting is on Wednesday 22 April from 12:00 – 14:00 and will be held on Zoom.
  • To join the meeting, please using the joining information we went directly to you, or email info@cityucu.org.uk to be re-sent these details.
  • Please join with your video disabled, leave your microphone muted (this is the default setting), and use the chat function if you would like to speak. This will make the meeting simpler to chair.  It is the first time we will have run a large virtual meeting, so please bear with us whilst we get to grips with the technology!
  • If there are specific concerns and issues you would like to raise, please email us beforehand at info@cityucu.org.uk

Sean Rowlands
Vice-President City UCU