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Cambridge UCU General Meeting - 6 June 2014


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About Cambridge University and College Union

The Cambridge University and College Union (Cambridge UCU) deals with issues important to our membership at local and national level.

You can join Cambridge UCU if you are:

  • in an academic or academic-related post at grade 6 or above; or in a research post at grade 5 or above;
  • a postgraduate student intending to work in further or higher education;
  • employed by a Cambridge College or affiliated institution in any of these functions at equivalent grades.
As well as negotiating nationally on pay and conditions and protecting your pensions we represent members’ interests locally on the University’s Partnership Working Group, and were involved in the introduction of the Equal Opportunities Policy, improving conditions for contract staff, and restructuring of grades.
For more information about membership, how to join, and subscriptions bands, go to Membership & subs.

Local news

Approved Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings held on 21 January 2014 and 11 March 2014, and of the Executive Committee Strategy Meeting held on 6 February 2014, as well as of the Annual General Meeting of 4 December 2013, are now available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.

The BRANCH GENERAL MEETING for Lent Term 2014 was held on Friday 14 March 2014 at 13.00 in the Bramwell Lounge, University Social Club. Draft Minutes for this meeting are now available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.

STRIKE ACTION:  The Cambridge UCU supports the National UCU’s campaign of two-hour strikes in support of a fair wage for academics.  There have been two-hour strikes at 11:00 on 23rd January, 14:00 on 28th January, and 09:00 on 10th February 2014.  In addition, the UCU joined UNISON, Unite and EIS in a national one-day strike on 6th February 2014.  The LA also supported the national strikes on 31st October and 3rd December 2013, joining with colleagues in Unite and UNISON in protesting years of below-inflation wage settlements.

NEW COMMITTEE:  Following the AGM on 4 December 2013 and a further election process, our new Committee has been formed.  See Contacts for more details.

UCU National Congress 2014:  UCU’s annual congress will be held in Manchester this year, between 29-30 May.  Congress is our sovereign democratic body and it’s here that our policies for the coming year are agreed.  UCU is your union.  The more members who participate in our democratic life, the stronger we will be.  You can find out more about this year’s annual congress (including the deadlines for motions and registration) here, and read the Congress calling notice (which includes the call for Congress motions) here.

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National Campaigns

To join the campaign and help raise awareness, please download a poster and display in your department.  http://workload.web.ucu.org.uk/work-in-he/