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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Sunderland College ballot result

  The ballot of UCU members employed by Sunderland College closed at noon on 5th March. The ballot was regarding a dispute arising out of a failure to agree a pay award at Sunderland College with UCU for 2018/2019. Pay for staff in further education (FE) has been slashed by 25% against inflation over the…

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