Members of Birmingham UCU picketing by the East Gate of University of Birmingham

Better late than never: University of Birmingham finally releases its legal justification for treating picketing staff as trespassers

Over two months since more than 1,000 people signed an open letter in support of picketing rights at the University of Birmingham, senior management have finally relased to Birmingham UCU its legal justification for the claims that the University is ‘private land’ and that picketing on the university campus would constitute trespass.

University of Birmingham Legal Services response to open letter on protecting picketing rights on campus

In the interests of transparency, Birmingham UCU (BUCU) is publishing in full the letter it received from Carlolyn Pike, The University’s Director of Legal Services. BUCU takes note of the response from University of Birmingham in relation to the question if whether picketing on campus would constitute trespass. The branch is is consulting with members and will respond in due course.

University of Birmingham Legal Services response to open letter on protecting picketing rights on campus (pdf)

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