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Welcome to the University and College Union at Canterbury Christ Church University. Please explore the tabs above to find out more about the Union, how to join and how we can help.

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Online Bullying #AntiBullyingWeek

Online bullying can be just as harmful as face-to-face bullying in the workplace. This #AntiBullyingWeek

Read UCU factsheet about cyber-bullying. If you’re affected, reach out to your local branch for advice and support.

ucu.org.uk/media/3133/Cyb

Trans Awareness Week 2021

This week is Trans Awareness Week 2021, which runs from Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 November, and ends with Trans Day of Remembrance on Saturday 20 November. UCU is encouraging members to do something to mark, and raise awareness of trans equality, and has some useful resources to help you to do this on their website at:

https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/10413/Trans-awareness-week

 

UCU CCCU have arranged for some national CPD training for members and non-members at CCCU in the form of a webinar on ‘LGBT Language in Use’, scheduled for this Wednesday 17th November from 1630. You can sign up using the following link:

If you want to take part in the LGBT+ Language in Use Webinar on Wednesday 17 November at 430pm  click the link here

 

There is also a service for Trans Day of Remembrance being held from 1300-1400 on Friday 19th November in the University Chapel on the North Holmes Campus, Canterbury.

 

In addition, it is National Anti-Bullying Week from Monday 15th November, and International Day of Tolerance on Tuesday 16th November, both of which UCU supports. You can find out more about all the UCU-supported equality events at: UCU – Equality events

In solidarity and equality,

 

Caroline

UCU CCCU LGBTQ+ Officer

 

Vote Today Get Your Ballot in the post by Tues 2nd Nov

 

 

What are we balloting over?

Four fights, one union

We are calling on the employers to

  • address the scandal of the gender, ethnic, and disability pay gap
  • end contract casualisation and rising job insecurity
  • tackle the rising workloads driving our members to breaking point
  • increase to all spine points on the national pay scale of £2,500.

Please stand up for fair conditions and fair pay in our sector.

Read more about our four fights here

Branch Elections

The full results of the branch election are given below:

Chair: Bryan Hawkins
Branch Secretary: Antonio Sama
Membership Officer: John Bulaitis and Ian Jasper (role-share)
Communication Officer: Magz Hall
Treasurer: Jim Butcher
Health and Safety Officer: Chris Biela
Equalities and Diversity Officer: Craig Potter
BAME Officer: Juman Simaan
LGBTQ+ Officer: Caroline Digby-Bowl and Jen Leighton (role-share)
Women Officer: Sarah Laslett
Professional Services Officer: Tasha Andrews
Faculty Medicine, Health and Social Care Rep: Adele Phillips
Faculty Art, Humanities and Education Rep: Leonie Hicks

Vacant roles:
Disability Officer
Faculty Science, Engineering and Social Science

Contact details for Branch Exec have been updated which you will find on our branch welcome page.

Proposals to cut pensions by 35% work out how this effects you using UCU modeller

Under UUK’s pension proposals a typical member would build up 35% less in guaranteed benefits between now and retirement. Find out how much you would lose with our modeller: ucu.org.uk/ussmodeller

Story: cutt.ly/MnowNTT #NotTodayUUK

For instance this means a member who is a Senior Lecturer current pension package £9,825 per year the proposal cuts it to £5,864 per year. Current lump sum £29,476 cut to £17,592. Around 35% lost for most members. Check the modeller today and see how much you stand to loose if the proposals go ahead.

Vote for the UCU CCCU Endorsed candidate Ken Fox

Dear UCU CCCU Member,

 

To vote for the UCU CCCU Endorsed candidate Ken Fox go to

 

https://www.cccuvote.org/

 

We need a collective voice on The Board of Governors 

 

Together We Are Stronger. 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Bryan 

UCU Green New Deal

Green New Deal infographic

The green new deal (GND) brings together policy set by both UCU and NUS within a negotiating and bargaining framework.

Demands include that institutions declare a climate emergency, agree concrete time limited action plans on embedding meaningful environmental policies, climate proof their curriculums, sign up to ethical investment and banking strategies, review food and land use, travel policies and carbon and energy management commitments.

A crucial element of UCU’s climate change policy has been building alliances with student organisations and their campaigns. The ‘green new deal for colleges and universities’ which we have developed together will see our members and our students coordinating with each other to seek urgent and meaningful changes from our institutions.

We have every confidence that UCU representatives and members, working collaboratively and building solidarities with  students, can make a significant contribution towards tackling the climate emergency.

Watch the UCU Green Deal Launch here for more info

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day.

 

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.,

 

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

 

All Best Wishes,

 

From UCU CCCU,

 

Together We are Stronger,

 

Bryan Hawkins 

Chair UCU CCCU

 

Find us on twitter @UCUCanterbury

 

Annual UCU Congress & Sector Conference

UCU’s supreme policy-making body of the union is its annual congress. Congress includes separate annual meetings of UCU’s further and higher education sector conferences, where policy particular to these areas is decided.

Full details are found here https://www.ucu.org.uk/Congress2021

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Branch Meeting Dates Semester 2

Branch meetings are happening on these dates : members will be sent an email with the link shortly before these  dates. Emergency meetings may be called and members will be notified by email if this is the case. Please make sure you contact details are up to date via the UCU main website. https://my.ucu.org.uk/app/utils/login_form

If you are not getting branch emails and are a member please contact the branch email ucucanterbury at gmail.com 

February

Branch: 10, 24

 

March

Branch: 10, 24

 

April

Branch: 7, 21

 

May

Branch: 5, 19

 

June

Branch: 2, 16, 30

 

July

Branch: 14, 28