The Open University 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.
UCU INDUSTRIAL ACTION STARTS 1st DECEMBER. To learn more about the current USS pensions and the Four Fights dispute (pay, workload, casualisation and equality) watch this short video and visit our campaigns page.
If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you - view our "get help" page.
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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.
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. We are currently involved in the national UCU Higher Education USS Pensions plus the Four Fights disputes about pay, casualisation, workload and equality.
We have published a video of our first strike day online rally, Wednesday 1st December 2021. We will be adding videos of the other 2 online rallies shortly. .
We agree with the author about the excellence of UCU's national policy statement of principles on academic freedom, a position that the branch formally re-affirmed in 2019.
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0333 207 0719