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Branch Update 19/5/20


I hope you are remaining safe and well as we navigate these tricky times
beyond phase one of the CV 19 emergency.

At the Branch Meeting on 15 May we discussed the Project 20/21 initiative
that is replacing the earlier initiatives within which UCU CCCU negotiated
as fully as possible UCU CCCU representation at all levels of
decision-making.

*From all staff email : *

*- a new Project 2020/21 group is being created to prepare and position the
University for the successful delivery of academic year 2020/21, including
the future re-opening of our campuses and facilities, and ways in which we
can bring people physically back together. Planning will continue to take
account of national government policy and Public Health England advice. The
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen James will chair the group, which
brings together representatives from learning and teaching, faculties,
research, key professional services, UCU and the Students’ Union. Meeting
weekly, the group will take a solutions-focused, holistic and integrated
approach.*

The Branch agreed that UCU CCCU  will engage with The Project 20/21 and
related SMT initiatives, placing priority emphasis upon the safety of staff
students and the community of Canterbury, maintaining its previous
positions especially on workload, review and redundancies and following
national UCU policies. Additionally the Branch agreed that following legal
requirements the UCU CCCU Health and Safety representative Chris Biela
should be a member of the project 20/21 group.

*Questions to SMT CCCU*

The questions below have been constructed from individual members
communications and UCU CCCU Branch discussion.

*Please continue to send your comments and questions for SMT to *

*bryan.hawkins@canterbury.ac.uk <bryan.hawkins@canterbury.ac.uk>. *

*Next Full Branch Meeting*

*Tuesday 26 May 11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. *

*Collaborate Link and Agenda will be sent prior to meeting.*

*Please do contact your executive Team for support and assistance:*

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