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, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres
Jonathan White, the UCU's National Bargaining and Negotiations Official,
will address us at this meeting. Nominations for the new Exec close at
noon on Tuesday 1st November. A nomination form can be found at the
top of our Minutes page, and any
member of the current Exec would be happy to
discuss the duties of being on the committee.
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.
The Challenge Facing Trade Unions in the UK
Wednesday 26th October, 17:15 to 18:45, Room 1 Mill Lane Lecture Theatres
Prof William Brown, former Master of Darwin, and Prof Alastair Reid
(KCL and Girton) will speak on the above topic, with a time for
discussion too. Open to all.
The Productivity Puzzle and the Workers' Movement
Tuesday 25th October, 18:00 to 20:00, East Road
As part of the Cambridge
Festival of Ideas,
Anglia Ruskin and its UCU branch are hosting a discussion with speakers
including Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the TUC. All welcome,
Cambridge UCU members particularly so! For more details, please consult
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.