Update from the November General Meeting:

Cardiff UCU held its last General Meeting of 2020 on Wednesday. As well as an update on the dispute from Chris Graves (branch Negotiating Committee Co-ordinator), members heard from our branch Health & Safety Officer, Andy Skyrme, on the ongoing risk assessments for buildings across the university.

UCU General Secretary, Jo Grady, joined us for questions and discussion on national strategies. She emphasised that the number of branches already in dispute or initiating disputes with their employers is giving the national negotiations more leverage on demands, namely on reviewing face to face teaching strategies.