Further Education Sector Conference 2020 Report

Collectivise the resistance: Covid Safety, Pay and Working Conditions

This year’s rescheduled UCU Further Education Sector Conference (FESC) met on Saturday the 12th of December online via Zoom under the extraordinary conditions of a second wave of Coronavirus.

In addition …

Democracy Congress – Two steps forward, one step back?


Saturday’s Democracy Congress saw a mobilisation by the right-wing ‘Independent Broad Left’ (IBL) to block rule changes proposed by the UCU’s Democracy Commission intended to improve accountability of the union’s leadership.

The Democracy Commission – and this Congress – were …

Bradford College UCU Wins: The Lessons

Bradford College Picket


UCU members at Bradford College have achieved three hugely significant wins:

  • After a major restructure no compulsory redundancies
  • 5 extra days holiday
  • a new agreement for hourly paid staff

We have also won an improved observation …