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University and College Union

The Open University branch of the University and College Union

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Welcome to The Open University Branch of the University and College Union's website (OUBUCU)

Our current campaigns

We have a campaign on the Four Fights dispute: pay, casualisation, workload and equality, with the UCU rising strapline. 

You may find the following pages helpful:

About the branch

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.

If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you - view our "get help" page

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 want to join UCU, there's information on our Membership page or go to the UCU website

View the Open University's accessibility statement



TUC rally, Cheltenham

TUC rally, Cheltenham, 27 January

The government recently passed the Strike (Minimum Service Levels) Act and are currently consulting on applying these MSLs to schools, further education and universities.

12th January 2024
UCU Exposed campaign

New UCU Campaign - Exposed

UCU has launched a new campaign called Exposed and there is a new website.

13th December 2023
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Branch meeting February 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

Branch meeting March 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

Branch meeting April 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

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Contact information:

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Phone us on 01908 6(53069) or Deb Shann on Skype for Business or Teams

Call into Room 015, Wilson C block, Walton Hall

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