The Open University branch of the University and College Union
Members have now received ballot papers in the UCU HE Pay and Equality dispute - the ballot closes on 19th October 2018, please make sure you use your vote. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or have not received a paper ballot paper from the Electoral Reform Services. Full information is on the UCU website: www.ucu.org.uk/he2018.
Update August 2017
The University has announced that it does not intend to proceed with putting IT out to tender. This is fantastic news for the loyal and dedicated staff in IT, who were facing the prospect of transfer to an external company. It is also great news that the University will now retain control of the IT services on which the future depends.
We launched a petition about the possible outsourcing of IT and we would like to thank all of the 8229 people who signed it: www.change.org/p/stop-privatisation-at-the-open-university
IT meeting about TUPE - FAQs added 1st August 2017
Negotiations for a new Associate Lecturer Contract were paused after the Group Tuition Policy (GTP) issues, they have now restarted.
Our Academic policy working group have held several meetings and the new OU Academic Policy was approved by OU Senate in April 2017.
The information we sent to all members about the Locations Agreement with the OU is on the Regional Office closures page.