UCU General Secretary’s messages to members

Dr Jo Grady (University of Sheffield) has been elected as the next General Secretary of UCU. Her term of office will begin on 1st August 2019. The scrutineers’ report for this election is available on UCU’s main website at A new message from Dr. Jo Grady, Dear colleague I informed members who are in

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UK News Roundup – July 2019

Bradford and Nottingham strikes over contracts, jobs and pay Strikers were out in force at Nottingham and Bradford colleges this week. Nottingham members took action on Monday in a dispute against plans to impose new contracts which will leave many staff financially worse off, and which also include cuts to holiday and sick pay entitlements.

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UCU Scotland News Roundup and Policy Documents

UCU Scotland Training Courses – Register Now! UCU Reps 1 3-5 September 2019 Dundee Information and register here – UCU Health and Safety Reps 2 25-28 November 2019 Aberdeen Information and register here – UCU Reps 2 3-5 December 2019 Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here – STUC Black

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UCU warns of ‘damaging consequences’ of funding cut for Scottish universities

Recently UCU warned ministers that a £1bn funding deal for Scotland’s universities could have ‘damaging consequences’ for the sector. With funding levels not having risen in line with inflation, UCU warned that the higher education sector was facing further real terms cuts. Speaking to STV following the announcement of the funding allocations for universities for 2019/20, UCU Scotland official Mary

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Further information

UCU Calendar of Meetings 2019/2020

Attached is the new UCU Meetings Calendar. If you wish to attend any of the meetings or events, please let us know in good time.

Reps’ Training Courses

There are several UCU Reps’ training courses confirmed which can be registered for now. These courses are free of charge and all transport and necessary accommodation are paid for. As we urgently need more Reps, please do consider attending these courses. UCU Reps 1, 27-29 August 2019, Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) Information and register here –

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Not sure about joining our UCU Stirling Branch? Watch this ….

If you are still wondering whether to join our UCU Stirling Branch, and asking yourself “what is in it for me?” take a look at this presentation to see all the benefits that you could gain by becoming a member. Press the SLIDE SHOW button and then the FROM THE BEGINNING button to gain the

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