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Your branch needs you!

Your branch needs you!

It is a tough time for Higher Education and there has never been a better time to get involved with your local UCU branch. We are currently recruiting for committee members and School Reps, and you can see currently vacant posts on our "Find your Rep" page. If you...

Notifying the university of your participation in MAB

Notifying the university of your participation in MAB

The university has stated that staff must inform them as soon as they commence participation in the Marking and Assessment Boycott. However this is at odds with the advice from the union. Following advice from the regional office specific advice for staff at Worcester...

University may be in breach of Human Rights Act

University may be in breach of Human Rights Act

An article by Tom Williams in the Times Higher Education today suggests that universities may be in breach of the Human Rights Act when they threaten 100% pay reduction for partial performance. David Mead, professor of UK human rights law at the University of East...

Motion Condemning 100% pay threats

Motion Condemning 100% pay threats

The Worcester branch passed a motion strongly condemning the University's stance on 100% pay deductions for participation in Marking and Assessment Boycotts at a general meeting on the 26th April. The Worcester University branch of the Universities and Colleges Union...

Successful Round of Industrial Action

Successful Round of Industrial Action

A huge thank you to all who took part in industrial action over the strike period. Employers are now returning to the negotiating table thanks to your action. Well done! Last time, employers sat out the entire dispute. But this time around, we have already forced UCEA...

Picketing at the Severn Campus

Picketing at the Severn Campus

Another great turnout for the third day of strike action in Novemeber. Today the pickets and protestors in Worcester were joined by Strikesaurus, while other members were attending national rallies in London and Birmingham.

Info for students

Info for students

Many students accross the country are supporting their lecturers and support staff in this industrial action. The article below explains the industrial action, how it will affect students and what students can do if the wish to support thhe action....

Strike!

Strike!

The national UCU Rising strike dates have been announced: Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Wednesday the 30th November. This will be common to all Universities in the UK with potentially 70,000 members taking action to save our sector. There will be local picket lines...

Pay Modelling

Pay Modelling

Use the UCU pay modeller to see how your salary has been affected. The current industrial action is about pay, equality, workload and casualisation. In past disputes many staff in HE have felt uncomfortable about taking action over pay feeling, perhaps, that there are...

ASOS – Action Short Of a Strike

ASOS – Action Short Of a Strike

Action Short of a Strike began on the 23rd Novemeber 2022 and is ongoing. This means: working to contract; not covering for absent colleagues; removing uploaded materials related to, and/or not sharing materials related to, lectures or classes that will be or have been cancelled as a result of strike action; not rescheduling lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action; not undertaking any voluntary activities.

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