The Black Staff Group is up and running, holding quarterly meetings

  Last year, following the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we took the decision to relaunch the Black Staff Group at UCU. This group is up and running and we have met with the chair to discuss the priorities agreed at the group‘s inaugural meeting.   One focus of our recent discussion was a series of all staff emails

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Latest updates from Jo Grady

13/04/2021 Dear colleague I’m writing to update you about a really important current initiative which I’d love to see a lot of UCU members taking part in. Organizing for Power Last autumn 400 UCU members and over 20 staff took part in ‘Strike School’ – part of the ‘Organising for Power’ series of international online training courses

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Information from UCU Scotland

          UCU Congress UCU Congress is taking place from 29 May- 2 June 2021.  The deadline for delegate registration is 30 April.  Full details on Congress, including branch delegate entitlement, is available here: Delegation registration can be completed here: Training: Supporting Disabled Colleagues in Casework Training is available on

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UCU has called on the Government and universities to switch to fully online teaching

Dear colleague, UCU has called on the government and universities to switch to fully online teaching as the default for the duration of next term. We have not taken this decision lightly but we believe that it is in the best interests of staff, students and the public. Read the story outlining our position here.

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Further information

Scottish Retired Members’ Branch pensions event – 8 June

The Scottish Retired Members’ Branch is hosting a pensions event on 8 June 2021 at 2pm. Speakers include UCU’s National Pensions Officer, Christine Haswell and National Pensioners’ Convention Council member, Philip Burgess.  To register to attend this event:

Information from UCU Stirling Branch to all members

19/03/2021 Dear Branch Members, Workload Thank you very much to those of you who have shared details of WAMs for 2021/22. The branch is carrying out concerted work in this area to ensure that the current stronger financial position for the University leads to benefits for all of our members. We are aware that Professional

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Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Dear colleague We are running another cohort of the very popular Transforming UCU, a development programme for workplace leaders. This isn’t like a normal trade union course. Participants take part in a comprehensive package of training, discussion and support delivered across two residential modules. Feedback from those taking part has been extremely positive.  We would now welcome

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