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New Regional Committee Standing Orders

We are pleased to announce the NEC has approved the region’s local variations to the 2015 Regional Committee Standing Orders.   The region’s new standing orders can be found at ucunorthern.org.uk/regional-committee/standing-orders/   The official date the region adopted the new standing orders is Friday 9th December 2016.   The consultation paper regarding the proposed local…

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UCU National Recruitment Week : November 2016

Branch activity in our region included:   Cumbria University Branch to focus on increasing membership amongst those on hourly paid and/or short term contracts as these are areas underrepresented in our membership.  To do this, the branch will be asking relevant staff to take part in a survey with regards their experience of working at…

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Show us your #UCUmugshot

  “UCU materials are a great way to raise the profile of the union in your workplace. The more the people see the union in their daily lives, the more likely it is that they will think of the union as being something real and relevant to them. UCU produces a wide range of materials…

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New job, join UCU recruitment campaign

The start of term is an ideal time to encourage new members of staff to join UCU. If your institution holds induction days / events, UCU provides a sample induction presentation for branch use: here Our new recruitment infographic is being shared on the region’s social media.   You can also print the double sided Word version A5…

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Please check and update your UCU membership record

  On 6th October 2017 UCU eServices membership facility was replaced by a new membership portal ‘My UCU‘   UCU Head Office advises that ‘My UCU’ allows members to update their membership record and provides answers to common membership questions.   Unfortunately if you previously used UCU eServices you will not be able to access…

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Regional Committee Standing Orders Consultation

  The Northern Region still uses the 2013 Regional Committee Standing Orders.  UCU rules state regions must adopt the model Standing Orders approved at congress 2015, with any local variations being subject to agreement by the NEC. The region has prepared a consultation paper which provides suggested local variations. Branches are encouraged to read the…

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