Workers Rising Everywhere Organising Course

Dear colleague, You have three weeks left to register for the Workers rising everywhere organising course with Jane McAlevey and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Our registration form closes at 5.00pm on Monday 3 May. If your branch hasn’t started getting a group together, now is the time to do that. We’ve arranged a short taster event for

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Workplace Wellbeing Research – Closes 18th April

Dear colleague, In partnership with Education Support, we invite you to take part in a research study on workplace wellbeing needs in higher education. Please read this letter from Education Support’s CEO for more information about the research. The results will be used by Education Support to inform their support services, and by UCU to

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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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Further information

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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Black Staff Group is now open to all UCU staff who identify as black

Dear all,   Last year, following the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we took the decision to relaunch the Black Staff Group at UCU. I am pleased to say that this group is up and running and I have met with the chair to discuss the priorities agreed at the group‘s inaugural meeting.   One focus of our recent discussion was

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