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strike 2004

AUT picket lines on 24th-25th February 2004 (photos: Dave Radcliffe)

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Build a new left in UCU

Report from the recent successful conference, analysis of the election results, and forthcoming events

Interesting Legal rulings

Academic Freedom, Censorship etc.

Around the UK



UCU Advice for Negotiators

UCU resources for pay negotiators

UCU analysis of university finances, staff numbers and pay in your institution as well as all the key reference documents for negotiations.

See also:

LA/7567 Accessing information held by the employer and the Freedom of Information Act

LA/7566 Negotiating a minimum hourly rate of pay in pre-92 universities

AUT Guidelines for Personal Cases

Another useful resource, in PDF format.

My present UCU responsibilities



I am particularly concerned about the following issues:

The following resources are available to UCU members


If you are an AUT member and need advice relating to your employment, you should contact the AUT office on ext. 46895, where you will be told which "duty officer" to contact (there is an answering machine message when the office is closed).

Dates for your Diary:

Watch this space - no meetings scheduled until the beginning of term.

For further information about local and national meetings, please contact Marilyn Luck on extension 46895 or


Trade and Student Union Sites:

Bullying and harassment at Work:

Disability Discrimination Law

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 came into force in 2002. The DDA (Amendment) Regulations 2003 came into force on 1st October 2004.

Discrimination - general


Health and Safety:

The University of Birmingham Health and Safety Unit has issued guidance on Home working. It includes a check list which covers office/desk based University work at home and is primarily aimed at those who spend a considerable amount of time working at home. Items for consideration include posture, slipping/tripping hazards, overloading of electrical supplies and breaks from work.

Other Interesting Sites:

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Last updated: 13th June 2008