Campaigns

Campaign updates at a glance

Jun 28th, 2016 | By

To see information about UCU’s latest national campaigns at a glance, visit this page and this page .      



Thanks to everyone who took strike action

Jun 26th, 2016 | By

Thanks to every one of you who took strike action in support of a fair deal for HE staff. The huge number of reports and photos that were sent in from picket lines and rallies from across the UK show two incredibly strong strike days with excellent support from students too. Please take a look

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Messages of solidarity received

May 25th, 2016 | By

On behalf of Unite Scotland can you please pass on our message of solidarity to all your members involved in this action. Your fight is our fight and we will do all we can to support UCU in trying to resolve this dispute. In solidarity, Pat Rafferty Regional Secretary Scotland Best wishes and solidarity with

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Message of solidarity from UNITE Scotland

May 24th, 2016 | By

On behalf of Unite Scotland can you please pass on our message of solidarity to all your members involved in this action. Your fight is our fight and we will do all we can to support UCU in trying to resolve this dispute. In solidarity, Pat Rafferty Regional Secretary Scotland



Precarious work in HE

Apr 26th, 2016 | By

Dear colleague, Precarious work in further and higher education: new reports published. As you will know, UCU has been engaged in writing to institutions asking them to engage with the union in reviewing their use of casual and precarious work contracts. Over today and tomorrow we are publishing two new reports to support this work.

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Change can happen in an instant …

Apr 26th, 2016 | By

Dear colleague, Change can happen in an instant, and we know we can make it happen by acting together. In a fast-paced world of 24-hour news and social media, it’s more important than ever that as a union we stay one step ahead. On the issues that really matter there are times we need to

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The Metro says “Men get all the perks …

Apr 5th, 2016 | By

According to an article in the Metro, “Men get all the perks … but not many women want them”. “Male employees are twice as likely as their female colleagues to receive a company car or gym membership. Shares and bonuses are also more often given to men, a study by BrightHR shows.” “More than three-quarters

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‘Rate for the Job’ – A message from Sally Hunt

Apr 1st, 2016 | By

Dear colleague, I wanted to let you know about four things related to your rate for the job: First, UCU published today our annual survey of vice-chancellors (VCs) and principals’ pay.  It showed average pay of £272,432 and an inflation busting average increase of 3% on the previous year.  In its first week, our new

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HE pay – update on HEC decisions

Mar 15th, 2016 | By

Colleagues HE Pay Latest issue of HE News https://www.ucu.org.uk/henews (issue 43) provides branches with an update in regards to a number of important decisions made by the Higher Education Committee on Friday 4 March. Please note there are a number of actions in the update that need consideration. Michael MacNeil National Head of Bargaining and

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New Year news

Jan 5th, 2016 | By

 UCU Scotland Festive Christmas Message & Re-Act 2.  Festive Season Toys for Refugee Children 2015 3.  UCU Open Day – 8th January 2015 4.  UCU is Supporting Palestinian Students 5.  Help Aberdeen UCU save jobs – sign our petition 6.  UCU Health & Safety Reps Induction: 16th, 17th & 18th March 2016 (three-day course) .

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