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Durham Miners’ Gala 2017 : TUC request for stewards

Message from the TUC re Durham Miners’ Gala: Unison Northern Region have kindly agreed to coordinate the field stewards for the Durham Miners’ Gala which takes place on Saturday 8th July 2017. To that end it would be greatly appreciated if your union could identify volunteers to assist with the stewarding. We are asking that…

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Response to consultation on STC and TMC merger

    The recognised Joint Trade Unions (GMB, UCU and UNISON) respond to the proposed merger of South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College as follows.   Background and Introduction It has been known for some time that South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College (“the Colleges”) are to merge and form one FE institution. …

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Regional Officer : Nominations

Four regional officer roles require nominations prior to the AGM on 1st April: 1) Regional Chair 2) Regional Vice Chair 3) Regional Secretary 4) Regional Treasurer   The submission of nominations and consents is to be done in writing, by email or letter.   Nominees, proposers and seconders must all be branch elected regional committee…

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Newcastle rally : ‘Trump not welcome!’

The protest was called by Newcastle Unites and supported by North East People’s Assembly, Newcastle Stop the War, Stand Up to Racism North East and Newcastle Palestine Solidarity. The demonstration on 20th February also showed support for the One Day Without Us national day of action. UK Parliament will debate whether Trump is allowed to make…

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UCU Job Vacancy : Branch Administrator at UCU Newcastle University

UCU VACANCY Branch Administrator (20 hours per week in the first instance) required for Newcastle University UCU Branch Salary: £17,436 p.a. (£30,513 p.a. pro rata)   Newcastle University UCU Branch is seeking to appoint a person to manage their offices, with minimal supervision.   You will develop and implement a recruitment strategy, undertake organising activities,…

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FE National Recruitment Week : w/c 6th March 2017

Message to FE branches from Sarah Parry, Branch Development Organiser: As you know, UCU’s next recruitment week is coming up in week commencing 6 March, and in addition to ongoing recruitment and organising activity in your college, I would like to talk to you about your plans for this week. The focus of the coming…

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VACANCY : Regional Environmental Officer

Would you like to be our Regional Environmental Officer? This new regional officer role involves liaising with branches and local reps to raise awareness of green issues in the workplace and making sure they are included in the negotiating/bargaining agenda with a joint approach to ‘greening the workplace’. ucu.org.uk/environment As a regional officer, you are…

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2016 Model local branch rules : Action required

Branches will have received the message from Head Office regarding branches adopting the 2016 model local rules. Head Office provided branches with a copy of the new model local rules in July ucu.org.uk/ucurules   Head Office reminds branches that it is essential that we are able to demonstrate that every UCU branch or local association has in…

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