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Carlisle College Picket Line gets Media Attention!

Mike McBride, Terry Jones and Julie Bryson on picket duty Joining many other lecturers across the region, UCU members picketed outside of Carlisle College campus to show their anger about pay. Thursday 24th April 2008 saw a massive show of strength across the public sector and with picket lines outside most colleges, these got media…

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Newcastle College Branch unveil their new banner!

Picket Lines at Newcastle College began at 6.55a.m. on Thursday 24th April as UCU members took strike action to join the national campaign for better pay and the Branch had organised a new banner, a barbecue, negotiated free teas and coffees for all strikes from the local deli, and pickets with children who were off…

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New College Durham UCU Branch and Middlesbrough College UCU send representatives to Public Sector Rally in Newcastle

Stella Thornton, Kay Murray and Kevin Mochrie from New College Durham Showing support from their Branch at the rally Why are they taking action? Kay Murray, UCU Rep, says why she is on strike for better pay: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=14733 Branch Chair David Branson and UCU Rep Cameron from Middlesbrough College Packed out with protestors UCU and…

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Jon Bryan shows support for anti-racist March and Rally in Newcastle

Jon Bryan, one of the North East representatives on UCU’s National Executive Committee, spoke in support of an anti-racist March and Rally in Newcastle, organised by TCAR. TCAR – Tyneside Community Action for Refugees – organised the March and the Rally and more details can be found athttp://www.asylum-seekers-defence.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Tyneside_Community_Action_for_Refugees Speaking at the Rally, Jon offered support…

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UCU at the NHS Together March, 3rd November 2007

Michael MacNeil, UCU Assistant General Secretary Alison Macfarlane and Veronica Killen Carrying the Cause (and the banner!) Many of you will have read about the plight of health educators in the recent copy of “UC” magazine with local Rep Veronica Killen. Not one for just words, Veronica is in favour of putting words into action!…

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Sunderland College UCU Campaign to Oppose Compulsory Redundancies

UCU members and Reps gather to show their opposition to the College’s proposals UCU gives the “Thumbs Down!” to redundancies UCU Branch Reps: Jude Letham and Barry Campbell Taking the message out to others about job losses Support for UCU’s campaign against redundancies As soon as City of Sunderland College announced the possibility of compulsory…

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