Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin, Durham University

We have been made aware of the case of an academic at Durham University today – Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin It appears that he has been given 14 days to leave the country as his appeal to have his visa renewed has been turned down. He has been told that he has spent too many days out…

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International Women’s Day : UCU Newcastle College branch event

International Women’s Day Event at Newcastle College Staff and UCU members at Newcastle College have organised an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary since women got the vote. There will be fun activities from 10am-3pm including a Suffragette photo booth, face painting, badge and friendship band making and showing of Suffragette the film. The all-women…

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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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