Further information

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 .      



A UCU video for prison educators

Jun 28th, 2016 | By

A new video showcasing the work that prison educators do can now be viewed here. Despite the many challenges and often poor working conditions, this short film shows how UCU members can transform lives and takes a look at the similarities with teachers working elsewhere, and the unique challenges of teaching in a prison environment

[continue reading…]



Strikes across UK universities as escalated action begins

Jun 28th, 2016 | By

Universities across the UK were hit with strike action this week as UCU’s escalated industrial action in a row with universities over pay continued. There were alternative open days in Sheffield, Liverpool and Coventry and members at Reading boycotted the university’s 90th birthday shindig.Leeds UCU made a few alterations to the signage around campus ahead

[continue reading…]



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

[continue reading…]



20th Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference – 7th to 9th October 2016

Jun 1st, 2016 | By

The 20th Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference will take place from 7 to 9 October at the Macdonald Inchrya Hotel, Grange Road, Falkirk.    This year’s theme will be,  ‘Is Scotland Fairer for Black Workers?’ Branches are asked to put forward for consideration the names of reps who may be interested in attending as UCU delegates. 

[continue reading…]



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

[continue reading…]



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



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

[continue reading…]



Please take a few minutes to write to your MP about job security

Apr 12th, 2016 | By

  Dear colleague Please write to your MP about job security in higher education. In recent months we have been making the case to government that the working conditions of staff in higher education are closely related to the learning conditions of our students, and that great teachers and students are being let down by

[continue reading…]



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

[continue reading…]