Latest updates from Jo Grady

08/01/2021 Dear colleague, As you know, across the UK the rates of Covid-19 are exceptionally high. The return to in-person learning has been delayed, with universities being instructed to move all but essential activities online throughout January and February. Some universities have taken matters into their own hands and announced that they intend to keep

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UCU Scotland Congress – 26 March 2021

UCU Scotland Congress is taking place online on Friday, 26 March 2021.  Attached are the various deadlines relating to the submission of motions/amendments and issuing of CBC reports in order to assist branches in planning committee meetings in early 2021. More detailed information on Congress arrangements and details of how to register will be issued

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Information from UCU Scotland

Updated Covid-19 guidance for branchesThis updated advice supplements UCU guidance for branches and members in higher, further, adult and prison education produced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous guidance on Covid-19 related risk assessments and control measures remains valid and can be found on the UCU website. The more transmissible Covid-19 variant requires

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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

Support members taking action

Receiving support from UCU colleagues across the UK makes a real difference to members fighting local disputes. Please help spread the word, and send messages of solidarity and support to colleagues fighting to defend jobs and conditions throughout our union. Northern Ireland further education All six of Northern Ireland’s further education college branches are in

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Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Dear colleague We are running another three cohorts 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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Black Staff Group is now open to all UCU staff who identify as black

This group is open to all UCU staff who identify as black, and managers are asked to accommodate any staff who wish to attend the group’s meetings. DRAFT Terms of Reference for UCU Black Staff Group UCU Black Staff Group is intended to: 1. Help formulate, provide advice and feedback and, where appropriate, participate in

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