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UCU Scotland Congress – 26 March 2021

Jan 13th, 2021 | By

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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Latest updates from Jo Grady

Dec 9th, 2020 | By

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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Support members taking action

Dec 1st, 2020 | By

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

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

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

Oct 13th, 2020 | By

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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Information from UCU Scotland

May 12th, 2020 | By

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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Union Office working hours

Mar 31st, 2020 | By

Although the Union Office on campus has closed until further notice, it is open remotely and emails are being received and replied to on a regular basis. Working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and half day on Wednesdays.  In case of emergency you can call Pam

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Would you like to receive help from a Caseworker?

Sep 10th, 2019 | By

UCU Stirling Branch has a number of volunteer trained Caseworkers who are willing to assist other members when they have a problem at work. If you would like to contact a Caseworker for advice or to accompany you to a meeting, please complete this form and send it, in confidence, to Pam (, in the

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

Aug 7th, 2019 | By

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

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

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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