Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary, met Cardiff UCU members in Aberdare Hall on 1st February. During the event, which lasted over 2 hours, she pledged support for the branch’s continuing efforts to achieve acceptable workloads and a supportive management implementation of PDR for all members.
The Q & A session covered several issues and it was clear that workloads and PDR are at the top of the agenda both locally and nationally with pay, the imminent USS revaluation and the consequences of Brexit also exercising the Union. Everyone present recognised that the “marketization” of the HE sector had created a very tough environment in which all these challenges had to be met.
Her visit was the promised follow up of her address to the General Meeting in October last year and the Branch records its appreciation.