UCU Left Open Meeting
followed by UCU Left AGM
Maria Masci • St Mungo’s Unite striker
Hakim Adi • Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora – at risk of redundancy at Chichester University
Maria Chondrogianni • UCU Vice President
Samer Abdelnour • Palestinian academic based in Edinburgh
Sunday 22 October 2023, 10:30am-1:30pm
Room RB01 • SOAS • Thornhaugh St • London WC1H 0XG
On Zoom & in-person – register here: bit.ly/UCUAGM2023
Open Meeting: 10:30am – 11:15am
With the UCU Rising HE Re-ballot and FE national ballot underway, and victory in the USS dispute finally in hand there is much to fight for within UCU as we enter the next cycle of NEC, General Secretary and Presidential elections.
Outside, both the government and opposition are supporting Israel’s illegal and inhumane war crimes denying Gaza electricity and water, in defiance of international law. Staff and students in some institutions are being targeted for their support of Palestine.
And the Tory Government has redoubled their bigoted attacks on people migrating to the UK and on LGBT+ people, as well as their continued onslaught on the NHS and standards of living.
After a year of strikes across the public and private sector we will discuss and debate the best way to take the arguments for rank and file control of our disputes into the upcoming GS/National Officer/NEC elections. Join UCU Left and guest speakers to discuss how we build the fightback within and outside our union to demand better for post-16 education workers and their students – and for workers everywhere.
UCU Left members are invited to remain in the meeting for the business of the AGM from 11:30am.