Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 10.00.18Summary of report:
         General Secretary’s report
         Subscription rates
         Prioritisation of motions for Congress
         Changes to standing orders for how Congress/sector conferences were run.

General Secretary’s report
The NEC met for the first time since the momentous …

HEC report: USS dispute, 8 March 2018 

UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) met in the midst of the most significant battle the union has ever fought.

The employers have been dragged kicking and screaming to the negotiating table only as a result of our significant strike action. …

University of Manchester Strike Report

UoM strike October 2017University of Manchester UCU held a thoroughly successful strike over compulsory redundancies on the 23rd and 24th of October. The strike saw the biggest picket lines at UoM in recent history, and great support from the students’ union – including …

TUC: Turn words into action

A report from this year’s TUC Congress by UCU FEC Vice Chair, Sean Vernell

This year’s TUC took place four months after General Election that the Tories almost lost.  Jeremy Corbyn came within a whisker of beating Theresa May to …

Report from NEC meeting – 23rd June 2017



At the beginning of the meeting, a minute’s silence was observed for the victims of the Grenfell fire and the Finsbury Park Mosque attack. The GS asked the NEC if they would agree to send a message of condolence …

Threat to A Level courses at West London College

IMG_1615-2Students and staff at West London College Ealing campus held a lunchtime protest on Friday against the threat to A level provision at the college.

Branch Secretary, Matthew Cookson, describes this as “not just about jobs, it’s about choices for …