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Negotiating and working groups

Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) 

This is the negotiating committee with OU management that has a broad remit covering a wide range of employment related matters. 

The union side members of the JNC team is as follows (updated August 2023):

Caitlin Adams, Branch President
Lesley Kane, Hon. Secretary 
Pete Wood, Vice President
4th place to be confirmed 

When any of these are unavailable, other branch officers or executive committee members may stand in and we also have the facility to take observers to the JNC meetings.

Joint Trade Union Forum meetings with People Services (operational JNC meetings)

Caitlin Adams, Branch President
Pete Wood, Vice President
Richard Bradbury, Vice President
Other Exec committee members attend the meetings when needed.

Associate Lecturer Operations Working Group (ALOWG - updated August 2023)

Lesley Kane, Hon. Secretary
Richard Bradbury, Vice President
Isabella Muzio, Exec Ordinary member
Jenny Kermally, ALs Officer
Judy Ekins, Exec Ordinary member
David Knowles, Exec Ordinary member
Kieran McCartney, Staff Tutor
Other Exec committee members attend the meetings when needed.

Recruitment, Organisation and Campaigns Committee (ROCC)

This group was established with the aim of making the branch more visible and improving our membership density, we invite all Watlon Hall, Associate Lecturer and regional/national centre reps to ROCC meetings.


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