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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‘Building an anti-casualisation campaign’ workshop

    UCU Newcastle University branch are hosting a workshop ‘Building an anti-casualisation campaign’ Thursday 3rd May 5-7pm Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle   UCU anti-casualisation officer, Cat Oakley, will be chairing and facilitating the workshop.   Andy Clark, UCU Newcastle University branch anti-casualtisation officer invites you to attend and “please also tell your colleagues and…

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Workers Memorial Day Remembrance service, Hartlepool

Hartlepool Trades Union Council (HTUC) organises a Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony in Hartlepool (first held in 1999) on International Workers Memorial Day the 28th April of each year to remember those employees who have died through Industrial Accident or Disease whilst trying to earn an honest living for themselves and…

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