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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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Durham Miners’ Gala 2018

Your photographs from the 2018 gala:   IMG_0716               UCU will be assembling at 9.30am outside the (former) New Inn at 29 Church Street Head, Durham, DH1 3DN. Map below. UCU will then join the march to the racecourse for the start of the meeting at 1pm. UCU’s Vicky Knight,…

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UCU Branch Secretary Kevin Lightfoot

We are sad to learn that Kevin Lightfoot, UCU Branch Secretary of the Northern Region’s Retired members branch, has passed away. Kevin was a long serving and well respected Branch Officer at Sunderland College for many years for UCU and NATFHE. He will be missed. Funeral notice and obituary: bmdsonline.co.uk/evening-chronicle-&-the-journal/obituary/kevin-lightfoot/53569842   Iain Owens Regional Official…

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Mental Health Awareness Week : 14th-20th May 2018

    Message from UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt to branches:   UCU is committed to achieving improved mental health support for members and branches are encouraged to ensure that institutions address the workplace issues that can attribute to poor mental health such as increased workloads, stress, bullying and harassment.     Mental Health Awareness week…

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