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OU branch of UCU Successes in 2016

We won a better deal for members who were affected by the locations closures, including a rational London weighting, better support for home-working, agreement to maintain some level of regional infrastructure, and a co-operative approach to the move to shift-work.

2nd June 2017
Our new TUC heart unions table cloth

Branch Survey into Group Tuition Policy

We conducted a survey into the Group Tuition Policy and one of our Vice Presidents, Caitlin Adams, has written a report on the survey results. Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey.

18th May 2017
Pauline Collins, Branch President, OU branch of UCU

OU branch of UCU sends letter to Chair of OU Council

The OU branch of UCU sent a letter to the Chair of the OU Council, Richard Gillingwater in November 2016 over the problems with the Group Tuition Policy - view letter.

18th May 2017
Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary with Pauline Collins, Branch President - photo by Gill Clough

UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt visits the OU

Sally Hunt was the speaker at an OU branch of UCU Open meeting on 15th March 2017 in the OU Library.  She was recently re-elected as the General Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), view press release.

You can view a recording of the meeting on the OU Stadium website.

16th May 2017
Exec members in the OU wind tunnel

OU Branch of UCU blog website

We have created a blog website to be used in conjunction with our branch newsletter, the Spark - from time to time we add helpful and useful documents to the blog website.

The most recent items on the blog are comments from our Associate Lecturer (AL) members on what it's like to be an Open University AL.

15th May 2017
OU ladies in Bristol wearing their UCU pink Tshirts

Photo wall page to be used again

The photo wall that we used during our regional campaign is to be resurrected for use with members comments on anti-casualisation.  

25th April 2017
Exec members in the OU wind tunnel with UCU cake

New Executive Committee announced at AGM

16 November 2016 - The results of the Executive Committee election were announced at the AGM, please view this page to see the new Executive Commitee from 16 November 2016.

21st March 2017
University and College Union

New Branch website launched

June 2017 - We have launched a new branch website, with thanks to Caroline in the OU Communications unit. Our Branch Administrator has been using a Lotus Notes content management system since 2009, however the branch felt that it was time to get the branch website updated so we are now using an Open University Drupal template website. We really like it and hope you to too, please send your comments to ucu@open.ac.uk.

16th February 2017

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