The Open University branch of the University and College Union
We have campaigns on both the USS Pension scheme and the Four Fights: pay, casualisation, workload and equality.
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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The branch has the following vacancies on our Executive Committee, we are inviting members to come forward if they are interested in filling the following positions for which we didn't receive any nominations, in our recent branch election:
The results of the industrial action re-ballot over changes to the USS pension scheme were announced on 12th April. This was a disaggregated ballot which mean results are counted by each employer.