Post Congress Meeting, 9 June

After Congress: what next for UCU?

Open National Meeting for UCU members

Saturday 9 June, 2pm

Venue: G22 Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, UCL.

The Pearson Building is in the UCL quad on the left as you enter. The entrance to the building is in the North corner of the quad.

Map | Nearest tube: Euston Square.
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After the fallout of UCU Congress on Wednesday 30 May, 130 UCU delegates met and it was agreed that London Region UCU would call a National Meeting as soon as possible on:

  • UCU democracy
  • Campaigning in our sectors, how to build on motions passed at HE and FE sector conferences
  • What kind of union we want

After a year of transformative industrial action, UCU members are demanding discussion on where next for our disputes and union.

The strike action taken by UCU members in HE in defence of USS pensions has been inspirational. Some 40,000 lecturers, academic related staff, researchers and support staff have struck across 64 institutions. After a year of industrial  16,000 people have joined UCU. Many of these new members  are BAME, women and young members starting out their careers.

In FE colleges are involved in a campaign of escalating strike action in defence of their pay and conditions. There are another 146 branches that have submitted 168 claims to their employers that could form a second wave of action. This is 50% of all FE bargaining units across the UK. The claims range from, pay, casualisation, equal pay and workloads.

Hosted by London Region UCU. All UCU members welcome.

For clarity, this meeting will follow on from the London Region meeting which takes place the same day at Carlow Street.

Best wishes
Mandy Brown
UCU London Regional Secretary

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NEC member contact info

Continuing members

Mandy Brown (Lambeth College) – FE UK-elected : mandybrowncow@yahoo.com

Christina Paine (London Metropolitan University) –  HE Casually employed members : christinaucu1@gmail.com

Rhiannon Lockley (Halesowen College) – FE Midlands : rhiannonlockley@hotmail.co.uk

Marion Hersh (Glasgow University) – HE UK-elected and USS Negotiator : marion.hersh@glasgow.ac.uk

Julie Hearn (Lancaster University) – HE UK-elected : j.hearn@lancaster.ac.uk

Sean Wallis (University College London) – HE London and East : s.wallis@ucl.ac.uk

Sue Abbot (Newcastle University) – HE Women : suebbtt15@googlemail.com

Sean Vernell (City and Islington College) – FE London and East : sean.vernell@yahoo.co.uk

Chris Jones (Neath Port Talbot Group) – FE Wales : chris.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Margot Hill (Croydon College) – FE UK-elected : margothill@uk2.net

UNTIL Congress 1 June 2018

Rachel Cohen (City University) – HE London and East : rachellaracohen@gmail.com

Nita Sanghera (Bournville College) – FE Black Members : npande.sanghera327@googlemail.com

Lesley McGorrigan (Leeds University) – HE UK-elected : mclesley2@yahoo.co.uk

AFTER Congress 1 June 2018

Nita Sanghera (Bournville College) – Vice President : npande.sanghera327@googlemail.com

Mark Abel (Brighton University) – HE Post-92 UK-elected : markabel24@gmail.com

Pura Ariza (Manchester Metropolitan University) – HE Women  : p.ariza@mmu.ac.uk

Steve Lui (University of Huddersfield)  – HE North East : steve.lui712@gmail.com

FE College strike dates

(If you are a college taking strike action, please email the dates to Mandy Brown UCU London Regional Secretary at mandybrowncow@yahoo.com so we can add to this list)

Wednesday 9 May

 Hull College Group

rgoodfellow@hull-college.ac.uk

Friday 11 May

 Tower Hamlets College

pwareham@tower.ac.uk             john.budis@tower.ac.uk

Hackney Community College

michaela.hendriks@ncclondon.ac.uk

 

Monday 14 May

 Tower Hamlets College

pwareham@tower.ac.uk             john.budis@tower.ac.uk

Hackney Community College

michaela.hendriks@ncclondon.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 May

 Tower Hamlets College

pwareham@tower.ac.uk             john.budis@tower.ac.uk

Hackney Community College

michaela.hendriks@ncclondon.ac.uk

Sandwell College

michael.roche@sandwell.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 16 May

 Sandwell College

michael.roche@sandwell.ac.uk

Thursday 17 May

 Hull College Group

rgoodfellow@hull-college.ac.uk

Epping Forest College

drewperridge@yahoo.co.uk

Sandwell College

michael.roche@sandwell.ac.uk

Friday 18 May

 Hull College Group

rgoodfellow@hull-college.ac.uk

Sandwell College

michael.roche@sandwell.ac.uk

Tuesday 22 May

 Lambeth College

mandybrowncow@hotmail.com

Lewisham Southwark College

brad.grisdale@lscollege.ac.uk

Wednesday 23 May

 Lambeth College

mandybrowncow@hotmail.com

City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Lewisham Southwark College

brad.grisdale@lscollege.ac.uk

Thursday 24 May

 Lambeth College

mandybrowncow@hotmail.com

City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Friday 25 May

City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 June

 City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Havering College

swithers@havering-college.ac.uk

Wednesday 6 June

 City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London  (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College  (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Thursday 7 June

 City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London  (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Havering College

swithers@havering-college.ac.uk

Friday 8 June

 City and Islington College (CCG)

veronika.johnson@candi.ac.uk

College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CCG)

jsutton@conel.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College (CCG)

carly.grundle@westking.ac.uk

Havering College

swithers@havering-college.ac.uk

Tuesday 12 June

 Havering College

swithers@havering-college.ac.uk