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Workers Rising Everywhere Organising Course

Apr 13th, 2021 | By

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

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By

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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Information from UCU Stirling Branch to all members

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

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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Latest updates from Jo Grady

Dec 9th, 2020 | By

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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Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

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

Oct 13th, 2020 | By

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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Information from UCU Scotland

May 12th, 2020 | By

          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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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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