Furness College take strike action after an offer of 1% on pay

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 – Furness College take strike action after an offer of 1% on pay   Speaking about the dispute and the strike action, Amanda Rotherham, UCU Branch Secretary at Furness College, says: “The support that we had on the picket line was great – and the sun came out for…

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Ballot of UCU members at Northumbria University

An industrial action ballot of UCU members at Northumbria University opens today, 24th February.   A meeting of almost 200 Northumbria UCU members on 26th January made it clear that many members were deeply concerned about the university’s intention to unilaterally impose changes to academic roles, terms and conditions.   These concerns relate to the…

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Séamus Moran 1972 – 2021

  For the last few years, Séamus Moran has been the figurehead of the University and College Union at Tyne Coast College. Based in South Tyneside in the Marine School, he was keen to show that the union represented members both sides of the water, getting across to North Tyneside to make sure members were…

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Menopause Awareness Month

    Links to further information   If you are experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms which are affecting you at work and you want some support do talk to your local union reps or contact  your regional  office. All contacts can be found here ucu.org.uk/contacts   Based on UCU guidance on supporting menopausal women which…

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