Report of NEC meeting, Friday 6th July

The new National Executive met on 6th July for the first time since our Congress some weeks ago.

Members may recall that at Congress and at the HE and FE sector conferences there were large majorities or often unanimous decisions …

Defending Post-16 Education in an Era of Austerity

A conference of resistance, Saturday 22 September, Central London.

Speakers include: John McDonnell MP, Melanie Cooke Action for ESOL & Kings college UCU, Owen Jones author of chavs, Zita Holbourne PCS NEC and co-chair of BARAC, Professor Andrew Mcgettigan, Alex

Report back from UCU Congress 2012

This report is available as a PDF to distribute in branches here.

Last weekends Congress and sector conferences reflected a growing sense of anger and frustration in the colleges and universities at the assault on education, education workers and …

Why we must defend union democracy

Delegates to this year’s Congress will be asked to decide on proposals to change the way members are represented on the National Executive and the way that key decisions are made in the union. You will also be asked to

#M10 Strike Reports

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In Nottingham, we had a very successful strike with our colleagues from PCS, Unite, Aslef and others today.  In terms of how the strike was observed by members of UCU,

Current Disputes

1.       A growing number of branches are facing redundancies – nearly 800 redundancies in just 23 colleges so far.  Chesterfield College is balloting on this now, as are Sussex Downs and Croydon. Richmond College held a 3 day strike