Equality


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3 Dec 2019

It is nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970. Only a clearly defined career progression scheme will resolve the gender pay gap and other pay gaps. The pay gap has a lasting effect on current pay but also on past pay and future pension. Therefore clearly defined career progression should also be applied retrospectively as women, BAME, disabled and LGBT+ staff have been held back for far too long.

9 Nov 2018

HE votes to re-ballot and campaign on pay, equality, casulisation and workload – prepare to organise and fight

Following a serious debate about strategy, delegates at Wednesday’s HE Sector Conference voted to relaunch a hard-hitting national pay campaign, focusing on pay, equality, casualisation and workload.

23 Aug 2018

Marketisation is destroying education in our colleges, universities, prisons and the adult education sector. UCU is at a crossroads – how do we get the …

7 Jun 2018

The Casualised – at the heart of the Union.
Christina Paine
UCU is in transformation through grassroots organisation for the USS and FE strikes. We saw an …

7 Jun 2018

Gender Equality: Time’s Up and the #Me Too movement
– A change in public attitudes and women’s resistance to sexual harassment
Sue Abbott
The Guardian (9 February 2018) …

8 Oct 2017

The UCU Women’s standing committee met on Friday 22 September. Sue Abbott from Newcastle University was re elected as Chair.
Gender Pay gap.
The committee had strong …

14 Mar 2017

 

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the UK Abortion Act. This week parliament took an historic step forward in the move towards decriminalization but this …

7 Feb 2017

On the UCU Day of Action against Workplace Racism last year, NEC member Mandy Brown interviewed Dave Muritu, Chair of the Black Members Standing Committee and …

22 Jan 2017

Some demonstrations are more significant than others. Not simply because of their size but because of what they represent.
The response, yesterday, to Trump’s ‘America First’ …

13 Oct 2016

Well done to everyone who worked hard to get the vote out for Elane Heffernan as representative of disabled members from the further education sector.
The election closed …

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