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Calling all reps! UCU UK Congress, Liverpool, in June 2016

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

Dear colleague Please see below a branch circular for your attention containing the first report of UCU’s congress business committee: UCU/722 congress 2016: first report of the congress business committee Motions submitted to congress and the higher education (HE) and further education (FE) sector conferences, as ordered by the congress business committee, which will form

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A big year of campaigning for job security – a bigger one to come

Jan 5th, 2016 | By

The campaign for job security has been one of UCU’s national priorities in the last year, encompassing lobbying of parliament and government, a succession of press stories that have kept the issue in the public eye, a series of agreements that have made real inroads into casualisation at institutional level and new campaigns emerging in

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Sally Hunt’s request for support for colleagues at London Metropolitan University

Jan 5th, 2016 | By

Dear colleague, I’m writing once again to ask for your support and solidarity on behalf of colleagues at London Metropolitan University who, having been subjected to several years of job cuts and upheaval, now face yet another round of staff redundancies and the closure of large numbers of courses and two of the university’s three

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Help Aberdeen UCU save jobs – sign our petition

Jan 5th, 2016 | By

The UCU branch at Aberdeen University have set up a petition along with the Students’ Association at the University to campaign against compulsory job losses. Despite having made savings of around £8 million the university are pressing ahead with plans to make staff redundant. The branch are currently balloting on industrial action but need your

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Pay Update

Nov 25th, 2015 | By

You may have seen in the press that UCU has noted the 1% pay offer for 2015 (there are larger increases for staff at the bottom of the pay spines). The offer also includes joint work with UCEA relating to the gender pay gap and to casual and hourly paid staff. The pay round is

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USS Scheme changes update – Benefit illustrator now available

Nov 25th, 2015 | By

Dear USS member USS For the future has been recently been updated. Firstly a new benefit illustrator is now available. This allows you to estimate your retirement benefits and includes both those benefits already earned and those you may earn in future. There is also a new Preparing for the Changes section which contains information

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Petition to release Dr Miguel Beltrán from La Picota prison

Nov 25th, 2015 | By

On Thursday 19 November representatives from UCU and Justice for Colombia handed in a 5,000-strong petition to the Colombian authorities about the imprisonment of Dr. Miguel Beltrán.  Once again, a big thank you to all members who signed it. This petition was available to members via the link shown below, in Sally Hunt’s letter: A letter to all

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NUS call for evidence: the impact of cuts to ESOL

Oct 6th, 2015 | By

The National Union of Students (NUS) plan to run a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of ESOL availability, particularly in relation to recent debates about migrant assimilation and the Syrian refugee crisis. They would love to hear from UCU members who have particularly been affected by the impact of ESOL cuts. Contact

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Unions rally against redundancies at University of Manchester

Oct 6th, 2015 | By

UCU, Unison and Unite members protested over redundancies at the University of Manchester last week with over 300 marching on campus to rally against the redundancies involving staff who have been on the redeployment register for more than 3 months and also as a result of the restructuring of IT Services.



You can now join us by telephone!

Sep 30th, 2015 | By

UCU has now launched a telephone joining service so that if you would prefer to join over the telephone you can call the membership team on 020 7756 2567. The Union’s national recruitment week takes place week commencing 16 November so why not help us to build the Union by passing this link on to

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