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

Support for Sunderland College and Gateshead College UCU

The management of Sunderland College and Gateshead College are imposing demotions, pay cuts and redundancies on staff at those colleges – we need to give them full support with messages of support and donations.
Messages of support/comments can be made

Building for strike action on M10.

UCU members in FE and post-92 HE institutions will be out on strike on 10thMay, alongside PCS and UNITE (Health and Ministry of Defence) in support of the campaign to defend public sector pensions.  This will be an …

NEC Votes to Join May 10th Strike Action

At today’s special NEC meeting the TPS members of the NEC voted 23 to 9 to join with PCS and Unite (in health and the MoD), Nipsa and RMT in taking national strike action on Thursday 10th May. May 10th