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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.

Local News

UCU / Unison banner on Senate House railings

Update from Michael MacNeil, 6th November 2014

As the marking boycott starts, Michael MacNeil, the UCU's head of negotiations, has circulated a letter written to Universities critical of the punative wage deductions some are imposing. He has also circulated a critique of the proposed pension reforms, and proposed an alternative plan. These can be found as UCU HE/236.

USS Discussion, 28th October 2014

Remarks made at the USS Discussion on 28th October are now published in The Reporter. Many spoke against the proposed changes.

Anti-Casualisation Day, 5th November 2014

The Cambridge LA supports the national anti-casualisation day of 5th November.

Marking Boycott from 6th November 2014

From 6th November 2014 the UCU nationally is starting a marking boycott in order to express its opposition to proposed reforms of the USS pension scheme. Please see this separate pagefor details of the reasons for this action, and the action being taken.

AGM, 26th November 2014

The Local Association's AGM will be held at 12:30 on 26th November in the Bramwell Lounge of the University Social Club, Mill Lane. An agenda will be pulished shortly.

LA Election Results

The election process for the new committee which will take office after the AGM on 26th November has resulted in the following being declared elected: President, Michael Rutter; Vice-President, Ronald Haynes; Equality Officer, Mary Jennings; Research Staff, Nick Maclaren; Pensions, Eleanor Blair. There remain vacancies for Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Postgraduate Rep, Hourly-paid Rep, and Green Rep. Anyone wishing to express interest would be welcome to contact, or any committee member.