Open petitions & letters

People Plus pay petition

In September 2016 People Plus management gave a presentation to all staff informing them they would receive a 2% pay rise in January 2017. In January 2017, managers have been instructed to tell staff that they will no longer be getting this pay award. Management have not had the courtesy to inform all staff of this officially in writing. We, the undersigned, are members of prison education staff for People Plus and call on the…


University of Leicester: Staffing Crisis in Human Geography

The Human Geography group at the University of Leicester would like to thank everyone who showed their support for our recent open letter to the University’s Leadership Team about the long-term under-staffing of our group. Within days of issuing this letter, and after years of inaction, the University of Leicester has moved to replace some…

Save Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University’s board of governors has employed financial consultants to review the academic and financial sustainability of the Cheshire campus. UCU believes that there is a viable future for MMU in Crewe and call on the university to commit to a sustainable future there.

Success at Coventry

UCU is pleased to confirm that staff who were put on FutureWorks agency contracts will now be offered CU Services employment contracts, recognition has now been agreed and in addition, the union and the university have agreed to meet for talks around the issue of dealing with recognition in the group’s companies. Thank you to…