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At the moment, it is striking UCU members who are carrying the sole burden of sacrifice. With the three days of action over the last week, our members will have to face considerable deductions from their earnings, some in the region of £300. Furthermore, with more action, ongoing and anticipated, from strikes to ASOS, our … Continue reading “Hardship fund for striking UCU members”
Click here to read a THE article covering the strike, including photos of ARU UCU members on the picket line.
UCU and Anglia Ruskin University conclude historic Collective Agreement to address wellbeing and workloads
UCU is delighted to announce the conclusion of an historic Collective Agreement with Anglia Ruskin University, which represents a major investment in supporting the work of academics and a clear break with excessive workloads. While negotiations were prolonged and at times difficult, UCU acknowledges the sincerity and commitment of university leaders to address our … Continue reading “UCU and Anglia Ruskin University conclude historic Collective Agreement to address wellbeing and workloads”
Further to the declaration of an Official Dispute on June 29th and escalation up to Stage II of the Disputes Resolution Procedure, UCU is pleased to announce, following the intervention of the Vice Chancellor, a Collective Agreement has been reached. Click here to see the agreement.
As the academic year draws to a close, here is a message for all members and colleagues who are currently employed on a fixed-term, hourly paid contract i.e. a contract that has a fixed end date or will end on completion of a specific project or the occurrence of some other specific event. The message … Continue reading “Message for members on fixed term, hourly paid employment contracts”
Despite our numerous attempts to reach an amicable settlement, the position adopted by the University leaves us with no choice but to hereby give notice to Anglia Ruskin University that under the terms of our Recognition Agreement, an official dispute is declared with immediate effect. Under the terms of Dispute Resolution in our Recognition Agreement … Continue reading “UCU declares dispute with Anglia Ruskin University over wellbeing and health and safety”
UCU at ARU have called for urgent negotiations with ARU Management in light of ongoing issues of staff dissatisfaction and overwork as highlighted in recent staff surveys. ARU UCU wishes the University to succeed. There are senior managers who do inspire confidence. Elsewhere, there are problems. The letter from our Branch Executive to the Vice … Continue reading “UCU call for urgent negotiations with ARU Management”
Colleagues will have heard that Janis Westely will be joining ARU as the new Director of HR. We have spoken with friends and trusted UCU colleagues at City University, from where Janis will be joining us and are delighted to hear positive assessments about our new Director of HR. Here are some of the comments: … Continue reading “UCU welcome appointment of new Director of HR”
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