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.
UCU / Unison banner on Senate House railings
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.
UCU National Anti-racism Day, Wednesday 10th February
Cambridge UCU members are invited by Anglia Ruskin UCU to a showing of Witness, a new film initiated by the UCU Black Members' Standing Committee chronicling the experiences of black members in post-16 education. This is at 15:30 in Helmore 313 (see map).
TUC's Heart Unions Week, 8th to 14th February
The TUC is organising a heartunions week to celebrate the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. Hear! Hear! There is a demonstration against the Trades Union Bill outside the Guildhall at 12:30 on Thursday organised by the TUC.
NEC Elections, 1st February to noon on 26th February
Elections for various NEC posts are taking place. Members who have not received papers by 9th February should make further enquiries. For further details on these elections, please see the national site.
Trade Unions Essential for Reducing
Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary,
Murray Edwards College, 17:15 Thursday 28th January
As part of Murray Edwards College's Capitalism on the Edge series of lectures, Frances O'Grady, the TUC General Secretary, is speaking at 17:15 Thursday 28th January on the subject "are trade unions essential for reducing income inequality?" The event is free, but registration is required. (Event not organised by the UCU.)
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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