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University and College Union

The Open University branch of the University and College Union

University and College Union

OU 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. 

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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.

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If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you.

UCU HE pay and equality dispute

Campaigns

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 UCU Higher Education pay and equality dispute.

News

USS Pension scheme

OU UCU USS Open meeting

The branch was pleased to welcome the Branch President of Sheffield UCU, Sam Marsh, to an Open meeting about the USS Pension Scheme on Thursday 13th June.

14th June 2019

Trade Union Victimisation

Since the start of this calendar year, three members of UCU have been suspended or sacked from their jobs in what seems to be a worrying trend towards targeting union activists.

11th June 2019
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Events

Jun 17

Open meeting in Belfast

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

Jun 25

OU UCU Branch meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Sep 18

OU UCU Branch meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

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