UCU Members from the Northern Region join London Demo

UCU members and representatives took the fight against cuts in post-16 education to London on Wednesday 10th November 2010. Below are a few of the photos from the day and there was some good publicity for us, including Kathy Taylor (Vice-President of UCU and a lecturer from our region) appearing on BBC breakfast news to…

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Information for new UCU activists/reps in the Northern Region

Congratulations on becoming a UCU activist/rep.  If you have yet to inform your employer that you are now a UCU Rep please adapt and use this model letter. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A) in conjunction with the ACAS Code, requires your employer to give you reasonable time off to carry…

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Staff and Students at Bishop Auckland College Protest on Pay

  Lined up together – wound up by low pay! United in action – UCU and UNISON Students at Bishop Auckland College show their support by wearing UCU stickers…. ….and taking “Timeout” bars with lecturers who took timeout from their working day! Staff and students at Bishop Auckland College came out in force on the…

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Carlisle College Picket Line gets Media Attention!

Mike McBride, Terry Jones and Julie Bryson on picket duty Joining many other lecturers across the region, UCU members picketed outside of Carlisle College campus to show their anger about pay. Thursday 24th April 2008 saw a massive show of strength across the public sector and with picket lines outside most colleges, these got media…

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