The Open University branch of the University and College Union
We have a campaign on the Four Fights dispute: pay, casualisation, workload and equality, with the UCU rising strapline.
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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.
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UCU has announced the results of the ballot. UCU members have voted for strike action in their thousands. Returning a huge vote in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike.