UCU in Transformation - one year on...

Richards, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

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.
Period2 Nov 2019
Event titleUCU in Transformation - one year on... : #UCUTransformed2019
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • UCU
  • GTVO
  • Trade Union Act 2016
  • Transformation