Events (25th February 2021):

1. LUNCHTIME TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS: Every Thursday 1:10pm-2pm

Today we had another lunchtime talk of the series Resist! The future of collective action and unionisation with Professor Jean Jenkins talking about: ‘The Struggle for Freedom of Association: Organising Against the Odds at the Grass Roots’. Please let us know if you would like a link to the recording.

Next week we have Dr Jonathan Preminger talking about ‘Ideational Power: the Strategic Use of Ideas in Union Struggle’ – Thursday 4th March 1:10pm-2pm

2. UCU General Secretary Jo Grady on Question Time **TONIGHT**

Jo Grady will be appearing on Question Time tonight (Thursday) at 10:45pm on BBC One. If you are on Twitter, you can use the #bbcqt hashtag to take part in the discussion and tag the @UCU account.

3.  TUC RALLY FOR A WORKERS’ BUDGET Monday 2 March, 7:30pm-9pm

As the pandemic rages, unemployment rises, and thousands are forced to work in unsafe conditions, join the call for a new deal for working people. Sign up here to join UCU general secretary Jo Grady and others at the online rally to demand a workers’ budget.

4. UCU Annual Meeting for Casualised Staff Saturday 13th March 11am-4pm

This meeting is open to any member on a casual contract, including postgraduates. Members can join as branch delegates or self-register to attend. The registration deadline is 5th March. Please get in touch with the office ( if you would like to attend as a delegate.

The meeting elects an anti-casualisation committee to advise the National Executive Committee (NEC). It also sends motions to the union’s annual Congress meeting to inform its work for the year, and it’s an opportunity to discuss how to step up the fight in all our branches.

For more information or to self-register, please use this link.