UCU University of Sunderland branch : Meet some of the reps

UCU University of Sunderland branch and UCU Regional Support Official Jon Bryan met in June 2019 for a training away day. Subjects included: How the Branch operates within the wider structures of UCU, regionally and nationally Branch Officer roles How the Branch Negotiating Committee works Agreeing Branch Objectives and Planning the year ahead    …

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Reinstate sacked UCU rep Dave Muritu

      Sandwell College has been accused of losing all sense of proportion over the dismissal of a lecturer, and warned it will face industrial action if the decision is not reversed. The college sacked Dave Muritu for gross misconduct at the end of May. Dave Muritu had written on a poster promoting the…

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New UCU Caseworker : Chris Robinson

  We are very happy to announce that Chris Robinson will be joining UCU Northern Region as our new Caseworker at the start of August. Chris is currently a lecturer and UCU Branch Secretary at University of Cumbria. Chris will be based at the Regional Office in Gateshead, advising and representing UCU members on employment…

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Durham Miners’ Gala 2019

The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala was held on Saturday 13th July.  For the first time Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band and the Esh Winning Colliery banner led the UCU march.  Bearpark and Esh are the nearest colliery band to Durham University and have a number of university staff and students as band members.    …

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