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Inclement weather – some advice and pointers from your union

The “Beast from the East” and Storm Emma caused disruption for many Colleges and Universities. Alongside industrial action in Sunderland College and at Durham and Newcastle Universities, this has caused some senior managers problems in knowing how to manage the situation – and what they should expect of staff. If the institution that you work…

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USS strike action 2018 : Photographs

Please email your photos and videos to Emma Alexander ealexander@ucu.org.uk   Day 13                 Day 12               Day 11               Day 10                   Day 9      …

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USS Strike picket lines

Show your support for the USS strike action at the picket lines:   Thursday 22 February Friday 23 February   Monday 26 February Tuesday 27 February Wednesday 28 February   Monday 5 March Tuesday 6 March Wednesday 7 March Thursday 8 March   Monday 12 March Tuesday 13 March Wednesday 14 March Thursday 15 March…

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Work for UCU Northern Region

UCU is looking for a 0.8 Caseworker for the Northern region. This is a newly created position. Salary: £33,256 pa. (£41,571 pa. pro rata) Based in Gateshead, you will advise and represent UCU members on employment problems and disputes, in line with UCU procedure. Working within a trade union context, you will represent members at…

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Workload Wins at Newcastle College!!

Vicky Knight, President-Elect of UCU spent a day with Newcastle College UCU Branch meeting members, hosting Tea and Cake events, meeting with management and celebrating the latest win with the members of the Workload Working Group and Assistant Principal, Lisa Hamilton-Murray. The branch reps with the Workload Working Group have managed to secure a limit…

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