Further information

Relaunch of Black Staff Group

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

Last year, following the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we took the decision to relaunch the Black Staff Group at UCU. This group is up and running and we have met with the chair to discuss the priorities agreed at the group‘s inaugural meeting.   One focus of our recent discussion was a series of all staff emails circulated

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Information from UCU Higher Education Committee

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

Dear colleague Our higher education committee (HEC) met recently and made a number of important decisions. In regards to the UK level pay and USS matters, HEC considered the motions carried at the HE sector conference (HESC) on 2 June. HEC debated how best to develop the strategic and campaigning priorities resolved in the motions, how the motions related to each other, their similarities and differences, and how best to progress

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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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The Black Staff Group is up and running, holding quarterly meetings

Oct 13th, 2020 | By

  Last year, following the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we took the decision to relaunch the Black Staff Group at UCU. This group is up and running and we have met with the chair to discuss the priorities agreed at the group‘s inaugural meeting.   One focus of our recent discussion was a series of all staff emails

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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 (pmcgibbon2@ucu.org.uk), in the

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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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Our Branch urgently needs more Reps

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

UCU Scotland Reps’ Training Courses – Register Now! Reps 2 – 3-5 December 2019 – Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here – https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7800/UCU-reps Those wishing to register for courses should speak to their respective Branch in the first instance and please note courses must be attended in their entirety. Travel, food, and

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The HE joint trade union claim 2019/20

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

The Higher Education (HE) joint trade union claim 2019/20 has been agreed by the five HE unions – EIS, GMB, Unison, Unite and UCU and submitted to Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA). The joint union claim covers the key UCU policy issues on pay, gender pay, precarious contracts and workloads.



Inquiry into racial harassment in higher education

Mar 15th, 2019 | By

The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs), such as universities or higher education colleges. They wanted to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards.

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