The Open University branch of the University and College Union
Welcome to The Open University Branch of the University and College Union's website (OUBUCU).
If you are employed in an academic (including Associate Lecturer), Academic-Related, Research or Research Student role by The Open University, UCU is the Union for you. We represent all staff in those grades. This means that we have an important role to play in protecting YOUR interests and YOUR employment – salary, conditions, professional concerns, and individual problems.
Nationally, the University and College Union (UCU) represents over 110,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.
If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you.
UCU campaigns for improvements in the pay and conditions of further and higher education staff across the UK and for the provision of high quality education opportunities. Currently involved in the national USS dispute: www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss. The branch page on the USS dispute is here: ucu.open.ac.uk/campaigns/uss.
Our UCU Regional Official, Lydia Richards, was interviewed on the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 on 23rd March 2018.
We promised summary notes from our national UCU meetings on 14 March. This was meant as a report on the major events of the early week around USS so that we could answer questions.
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0333 207 0719