Welcome to the Cambridge University Local Association of the University and College Union!
The UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academic and academic-related staff working in Further and Higher Education in the UK. Its membership is open to postdocs, and postgraduate students intending to work in the HE and FE sectors, as well as more senior academic staff. It is also open to academic-related staff at grade 6 and above.
Find out more about the Cambridge LA.
Autumn 2014 newsletter.
UCU / Unison banner on Senate House railings
USS Formal Consultation Period, 16th March to 22nd May 2015
The proposed changes to the USS pensions scheme are subject to a statutory consultation invloving all members of the scheme, not just UCU members. There will be many presentations and other communications during this period. At the time of writing (7/3/15) the LA still awaits detailed documentation,
NEC Election Results 2015
We congratulate Mary Jennings from the LA on being re-elected as the LGBT representative for HE on the NEC. The other election results can be found here.
General Meeting, 10th March 2015
NEC Elections, February 2015
There are currently postal ballots for various posts on the UCU's national bodies, and you are encouraged to use your votes. One member of this LA is a candidate, Mary Jennings, who is standing for re-election as the NEC representative from the HE sector for LGBT members.
USS Dispute Over, 29th January 2015
A clear majority of those voting in the national ballot voted to accept the new offer from the employers. Therefore the current dispute is over, and with it the suspended assessment boycott.
The vote was 67.1% in favour of acceptance on a 39.1% turnout. I can add that your LA Exec remains broadly representative, for, as a result of private conversations, I know it contains people who voted in favour, against, and who could not bring themselves to vote for any option. (MJR)
The LA Executive currently has vacancies. Anyone interested in being co-opted should contact one of the current members for more information.
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