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An update on Sally Hunt

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By

An update on Sally Hunt: Sadly, she is still unwell and will not be back at work for some time. She wrote: Dear colleague For some years now I have managed multiple sclerosis (MS). It has never stopped me from doing my job properly on behalf of members. However the last year has been very

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Sally Hunt will be absent from work due to illness

Oct 17th, 2018 | By

Dear colleague As you may already be aware, (from the email below that was circulated recently), the general secretary, Sally Hunt, will be absent from work over the coming period. Over the last few days I have had numerous communications from members asking about the leadership of the union during her absence. I would like

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Solidarity with imprisoned Turkish academic

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

Lend your support for a University of Aberdeen (CISRUL) PhD graduate Dr Hanifi Bariş who was arrested on 4th July and is currently being detained in a Turkish prison. He has been charged with “posting items of criminal content” on his social media pages. Please read and sign the online petition – https://chn.ge/2KREwSj – calling for his immediate release and

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UCU wins right to strike for migrant workers

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

After months of campaigning by UCU, including most recently the threat of legal action, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that he will be changing the immigration rules to ensure that migrant workers will now be able to play a full part in legal strike action without fearing the impact on their immigration status. This is a

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USS Update

Sep 18th, 2018 | By


Subscription rates for 2018/19 only very slightly higher

Jul 24th, 2018 | By

Each year our Stirling Branch UCU keeps its local subscription rates as low as possible, and for this new 2018/2019 year, we have managed to keep our local  rates the same as last year. The main UCU rates have increased only very slightly. You can see the new rates here. They will remain the same

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The Friday email

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

A message of thanks from Sally Hunt Following Sally Hunt’s announcement last week she received thousands of messages from members. Sally wishes to pass on her heartfelt thanks for your support and good wishes. See here for the full update including: In the news Jailed anti-fracking protesters petition Getting the vote out at Queen’s University Belfast Staff

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Various important conferences in 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference The 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference is also being held in October. Held at Caird Hall, Dundee the Conference runs on Monday and Tuesday 29th-30th October 2018. Further information:   http://www.stuc.org.uk/events/12/91st-annual-stuc-women-s-conference-2017 22nd Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference The 22nd Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference will be held from the evening of

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Health and Safety Reps’ course – Glasgow, August 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

A Health and Safety Reps’ course is being arranged in Glasgow on 20, 21 and 22 August 2018 . Please register here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7813/HS-1-Induction-Health–safety-reps-role-and-functions-20-22-August-2018-Glasgow This course is free of charge to members and the information gained will be very useful for your future.



Focus group on gender based violence support cards

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

We are working to help Universities Scotland produce a support card for staff working in higher education.  The idea is that staff will be issued with the cards so that they are able to deal appropriately in the event of a student or staff member disclosing that they have been a subject of gender based

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