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Reinstate sacked UCU rep Dave Muritu

      Sandwell College has been accused of losing all sense of proportion over the dismissal of a lecturer, and warned it will face industrial action if the decision is not reversed. The college sacked Dave Muritu for gross misconduct at the end of May. Dave Muritu had written on a poster promoting the…

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New UCU Caseworker : Chris Robinson

  We are very happy to announce that Chris Robinson will be joining UCU Northern Region as our new Caseworker at the start of August. Chris is currently a lecturer and UCU Branch Secretary at University of Cumbria. Chris will be based at the Regional Office in Gateshead, advising and representing UCU members on employment…

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Durham Miners’ Gala : Saturday 13th July

  The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala will be held on Saturday 13th July.  UCU are assembling at 8am for an 8.30am departure at the junction of North Road and Sutton Street by the viaduct near the old County Hospital (now Rushford Court).   Link to location on Google maps   We are proud to announce…

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Sunderland College ballot result

  The ballot of UCU members employed by Sunderland College closed at noon on 5th March. The ballot was regarding a dispute arising out of a failure to agree a pay award at Sunderland College with UCU for 2018/2019. Pay for staff in further education (FE) has been slashed by 25% against inflation over the…

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