SUCU Branch News 21 May 2015

SUCU Annual General Meeting 10 June 1pm, Council Chamber

If you want to hear about the work of SUCU Committee and influence the direction your union takes please come along to our AGM.  Business will include election of next year’s Branch Committee, two motions for debate, and an update from National Congress.  Read the full agenda.  All members are encouraged to attend our AGM which will be held in the Council Chamber of the Octagon Centre.  A sandwich lunch will be served at 12.45 and the SUCU Annual Report will be available on the day.

UCU National Congress 23-25 May

This weekend two SUCU delegates will be attending UCU’s national conference in Glasgow.  Important decisions will be made by delegates on for example pay negotiations, and there will be a report back at the AGM on 10 June. Read more… 

Support local Green co workers

This is a very important struggle for GMB members at Sheffield’s recycling centres.  They are fighting an ongoing battle over issues including: bullying, pay, poor welfare facilities, increased use of zero hours contracts, ending payment of the living wage and threatened disciplinary action for the entire work-force for expressing an intention to take legitimate and lawful strike action.  Read more…

National Demonstration Against Casualisation and TeachHigher on June 19th, 12.00, University of Warwick

Warwick University staff and students call on their colleagues across UK Higher Education to support them in resisting TeachHigher. TeachHigher is a scheme whereby hourly paid academic staff will no longer be recruited and employed by academic departments but contracted via this new ‘internal academic recruitment and administration service’. TeachHigher is being piloted at Warwick but intends to franchise out at universities across the UK.  Read more…

End Austerity Now National demo 20 June, London

The Peoples Assembly have organised a major national event.  See more information including travel arrangements.