Giulio Regeni, 1988-2016
The UCU has been shocked by the violent death suffered by Giulio Regeni,
a Cambridge PhD student,
whilst he was carrying out research in Egypt. The Cambridge
branch of the UCU has joined with our National headquarters in sending a
letter to the Egyptian
Ambassador requesting an independent investigation into Mr Regeni's
death, and into other similar disappearances. The University has also
requested an investigation
into the circumstances of Mr Regeni's death.
The Egyptian Ambassador responded to the UCU on 11th February by sending a copy
of a statement from the
Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
AGM Tuesday 29th November, 12:30, Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres
Jonathan White, the UCU's National Bargaining and Negotiations Official,
will address us at this meeting on the subject of casualisation.
Jonathan's talk will be open to all. The formal business of the AGM will
follow as a closed meeting.
National Recruitment Week,
21st to 25th November
Black & Ethnic Minority Members CPD
12:30 to 16:30, 21st November, Pembroke College
Please contact Chris Aitken, caitken @ ucu.org.uk to
register this event which is open to BME members and non-members considering
joining the UCU.
The Gender Pay Gap
24th November, 12:30, Nihon Room,
Helen Carr, the UCU's National Head of Equality, will speak on this
is open to members and non-members. Please consider displaying a
Joint UCU/NUS Rally in Central London
United for Education
Saturday 19th November
Join UCU and NUS members from across the country in this show of support
for education and opposition to cuts and fees. If you wish to make use of
a coach organised for Cambridge and the ARU (£6 return) please let
w.yaqoob @ gmail.com know as soon as possible.
PdOC After Work: Pensions
Monday 14th November, 18:00 to 20:00, 16 Mill Lane
The PdOC society is running
a meeting on the USS pensions scheme which will be addressed by
both the University's Head of Pensions, and the CUCU's Pensions
event is open to PdOC members only, and one needs to sign up in advance
by following the above link. Membership of the PdOC society is free to all
University postdocs and JRFs.
National Pay Ballot Result
Strike Action: Yes 65.4%, No 34.5%
Action Short of a Strike: Yes 77.3%, No 22.7%
Turnout: just over 21,000.
A clear result.
Full report available.