Events (7th May 2021):

1.   Organizing for Power – Strike School Course

Organising for Power series of international online training courses run by the trade unionist and author Jane McAlevey and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. These courses are a great way of connecting and learning from activists all over the world.

Members can register for the next Organising for Power course, which is entitled ‘Workers Rising Everywhere’. There are six sessions taking place from 5-7pm each Tuesday from 18 May to 22 June.

UCU members can register individually and be assigned a working group by the organizers or can register as a group of 10 people who will remain as a working group throughout the course.

Our Anti-casualisation officer, Renata Medeiros, is organizing a group that includes members from different UCU branches in Wales, People’s Assembly and the Wales Better-than-Zero campaign. There are still two places available to join this group. If you are interested, please contact Renata at The deadline to register is the 10th May.

2.  LGBT+ liberation in contexts of hostility: Wednesday 12 May, 4.00pm

UCU LGBT+ will host an online event about action for LGBT+ liberation ahead of the international day against LGBT+ phobias (IDAHOBIT). There are experiences of anti-LGBT+ feelings at every level, this event looks at actions for support, empowerment, and solidarity. The event is on Wednesday 12 May from 4-5.30 pm and you can register here.

3. Standards for Managing Psychological Health in the Workplace – Webinar May 19, 1pm

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is introducing the new ISO Standard for Managing Psychological Health ISO45003. For those interested, there is a webinar on Wednesday, 19 May at 1pm and you can register here.