If we don’t fight, we lose

Which HESC motions should be supported, and which opposed?


The two current disputes in Higher Education are of the utmost importance to UCU and its members in the sector. Both are fuelled by the employers’ desire to drive down the …

HEC snubs the membership and delays the fights

Report of Higher Education Committee of Friday 2nd July


Meeting for the first time since annual Congress and Sector Conferences, UCU’s Higher Education Committee decided on Friday to delay a Special HE Sector Conference (SHESC) until after the summer. 

This …

NEC report

A largely uneventful meeting of the newly constituted NEC took place on 18th June. The key substantive issues were as follows.

Following delivery of her report (see the video), the General Secretary was questioned about the rationale for the …

No more consultation – now organise the fights.

HE branches have received a circular from UCU Head of Higher Education which says that following the Sector Conference, it is now necessary to consult members on the pay and USS campaigns.

Branches are instructed to call Emergency General Meetings …