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STRIKE: Wednesday, February 1st

Pickets to assemble from 9am outside the Michael Ashcroft Building, Chelmsford Campus. Strikers and supporters to join march and demonstration in Chelmsford (see details from NEU).   Contact:  Andy Brady  (

STRIKE: Wednesday, February 1st

Pickets to assemble from 9am on East Road, Cambridge in front of ARU.  Strikers and supporters to join march and demonstration, setting off from Parkers Piece just after 11am. Contact: Dr John Hogan, President of ARU UCU (07904 515580)

Hardship fund for striking UCU members

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…

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…

UCU secure landmark Collective Agreement with ARU

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.

Message for members on fixed term, hourly paid employment contracts

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…


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