Pensions, Pay and Planet demonstration, 29 November

Pensions, Pay and Planet demonstration, 29 November

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Demo outside Downing St

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Solidarity March and Rally: Planet + Pay + Pensions

Solidarity with the University Strikes & School Student Climate Strike

Demonstrate 29 November

Assemble Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

Assemble 11am — Depart 12 noon

March to Parliament for a rally at Westminster Central Hall

Speakers to be confirmed

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Route

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2nd USS demo 2018

UCU in Transformation – One Year On

#UCUTransformed2019

Building a democratic, activist-led UCU

2 November 2019, 11-5pm

(doors open for registration at 10.30)

UCL Roberts Engineering Building
University College London

Joint session with Campaign Against Climate Change conference 1.00pm-2.00pm

Opposite Waterstones, Torrington Place
Nearest tubes: Goodge St/Warren St, Euston Sq/Euston, Russell Sq
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Hands Up for Education - 2nd London demo 2018

What a difference a year makes!

One year on from the great USS HE Pension strikes of 2018 and the wave of Further Education strikes that have continued, UCU is gearing up for another strike wave in Higher Education. Nottingham College strikers are in a mammoth fight to stop pay cuts and skyrocketing workload.

Meanwhile the Tory government is in deep crisis, and climate strikes are spreading across the globe.

New struggles bring new questions. What role should UCU activists play? What type of union do we need? How do we encourage and organise a new generation of activists in our union? UCU has had major democratic debates, culminating in a new General Secretary and a commission on Democracy. But how do we organise our branches and Regions to be more effective – and more democratic?

Most of all, how do we organise a bigger, stronger union movement, one that demands people before profit, unites staff and students, and is capable of stopping the market madness in education once and for all?

Come to this one-day conference to debate the future of UCU. It is time to organise the future of our union.leaflet

Hosted by UCL UCU. Called by London Region UCU, supported by Branch Solidarity Network, UCU Left and others – To add your organisation’s name click here.

Updated programme

10.30am-
11.00am
Registration
11.00am-
11.30am
WelcomeAfter the Ballots: GTVO and building the strikes – James Richards (Herriot Watt)
11.30am-
12.30pm
Workshops
  1. Work till you drop? Pensions, cuts and USS Round Two – Deepa Driver (Reading, NDC chair) and Carlo Morelli (Dundee, UCU Scottish President)
  1. Organising a united pay fight in Higher Education – Bruce Baker (Newcastle), Mark Abel (Brighton) and Linda Cronin (Roehampton)
  1. One hundred years of Adult education: the fight for a hundred more – Jan Koene (Sutton College) and Naina Kent (Hackney ACE)
12.30pm-
1.00pm
Lunch
1.00pm-
2.00pm
Climate strikes, UCU and fighting for the future. Can we win free education and socially-responsible science? – Sean Vernell (CCCG, UCU VP FE), James Price (UCL) and the Campaign Against Climate Change TU group
2.00pm-
3.00pm
Resisting casualisation and uniting the union. How do we use the unity of strikes to win members to secure contracts? – Liz Lawrence (Sheffield Hallam retd), Lesley Kane (Open) and Feyzi Ismail (SOAS)
3.00pm-
4.00pm
Equality, from resistance to liberation. How do we win members to defend equality rights? Can we defend migrant students and staff? – Dima Chami (Leeds), and others
4.00pm-
5.00pm
Organising to win: how to turn the tide of marketisation in post 16 education Vicky Blake (Leeds, UCU Vice President), Nottingham College Strikers and more

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Report back from Resisting the Market conference

Resisting the Market, Uniting for: Pay, Pensions, Democracy, Equality and Justice

Organised by UCU Transformed, UCU Left, Branch Solidarity Network and OurUCU

Saturday 13 October 2018

This was an inspiring conference bringing people together who have fought for pensions and pay and campaigned to reclaim their university, are fighting precarity, oppose racism on campus and want to bring all staff in-house.

100 people attended from around 50 university and college branches.

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Most of the day was made up of workshops hosted from a diversity of campaigns. The day ended with a general assembly and discussion of the success of the pensions and pay campaigns and how to win the coming battles including the pay ballot closing on the 19th.

Workshops

Deepa DriverThe morning workshops included a meeting on USS: Where next after the JEP report? The session was run by a USS Briefs team including Felicity Callard, Jo Grady, Jaya John, Deepa Driver (left) and Carlo Morelli, national negotiator.

There was a very informative presentation on Adult Education, Devolution and Apprenticeships. Forogh Rahmani, a senior policy advisor from the London Mayor’s office, outlined how they were preparing for the devolution of adult funding. It was refreshing to be in a dialogue with policy makers who are listening and want to engage with unions. A link will be available here to the presentation. Continue reading

Open co-ordinating meeting for the USS dispute

* Defend USS * Defend Pensions *

– Building the action, building the union
– Defending ASOS, defending members against pay docking
– Challenging the necessity of cuts

Wednesday 12 November, 6pm
Room V122
SOAS Vernon Square campus
Vernon Square, Penton Rise
Kings Cross
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Open to all UCU members – Please send reps from your institution
Called by London Region UCU

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