|1||SWG report and recommendations||HEC||Remit, because the last bullet point is potentially unconstitutional and could be used to silence negotiators
Oppose if not remitted*
|2||Call for indefinite strike action||Sheffield||Against, in favour of later|
UCU must call the marking boycott now – there is no time to waste!
In the ballot for industrial action, union members in their tens of thousands voted overwhelmingly for strike action and ASOS (including a marking boycott). When members were asked, “should we fight on?”, they voted YES.
Now, in an historic vote, …
Seize the Time, Don’t Abandon the Fight
We all know we are in the fight of our lives.
But the General Secretary’s ‘new plan of action for the four fights dispute’ is a radical-sounding document that abandons the Four Fights dispute until a year’s time, and pulls …
Democracy Now! How can members control our disputes?
The issue of union democracy has again become important in the context of UCU’s higher education disputes.
Many members are wondering how the Higher Education Committee (HEC) could blatantly ignore the views expressed at the previous Branch Delegate Meeting (BDM) …
UCU Left Meeting – USS crisis: pensions under threat
Monday 9th August 5:00pm
Speakers include UCU Left members on the UCU SWG: Marion Hersh, Deepa Driver and Sunil Banga
USS is in crisis and our pensions are under threat, but it’s the artificial valuation …
Meeting: After HEC, how can we fight on pay and pensions?
UCU’s Higher Education Committee voted last Friday to disregard the decisions of Conference 2021 and delay holding a Special HE Sector Conference (SHESC) until September 9th. See UCU Left’s report of the HEC meeting.
A Conference motion called for …
Congress 2021 – Now let’s organise the fightback
After 15 months of HE and FE employers using the pandemic as a justification for attacking the jobs, pay and conditions of their staff, this year’s UCU Congress and Sector Conferences needed to orient and arm the union for a …
HESC 2021: Defending the principles of Higher Education and resisting attacks on working conditions
Our higher education institutions continue to be a battleground. Marketisation and competition push our employers to drive down the share of income spent on staffing and continually attack our pay, pensions and conditions.
At the same time, the Tories’ political …
UCU Congress ‘fringe’ meeting – After lockdown: ‘Culture wars’, austerity and resistance in education
7pm Monday 24 May
Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/UCUL02
John McDonnell MP
Juliana Ojinnaka NEC-elect, black members rep.
Bee Hughes NEC-elect, LGBT+ rep
Kevin Biderman Royal College of Art UCU
Jo McNeill Liverpool UCU and NEC
Sean Vernell NEC …
Congress 2021: Motion Prioritisation Recommendations
In this post we offer a suggested list of priority motions that your branch or region might like to consider when you respond to the UCU Congress and HESC 2021 prioritisation consultation.
We found the process of identifying motions that …