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Welcome to Aston UCU

The UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. If you are not already a member, Please join the UCU here because it does not cost much and is the only way to protect jobs and services.

 

Protest picnic

On Thursday, July 2nd there will be a "Protest Picnic" against the redundancies at the Chancellor's Lake between 1 and 2pm. If it rains, we will debark to G63 but either way, please come along and show how hard we will fight these attacks on jobs and services. Progress has already been made and it is imperative we keep up the momentum.

Lobby the University Council Meeting: 1.00, Tuesday, June 16th

Aston University Council meets tomorrow and it is imperative we let them know why compulsory redundancies should NOT be happening at Aston.

Please join our rally at 1.00 outside the Main Building entrance (the main one by the sky lifts). The more people who attend, the more difficult it will be to ignore our requests, which are simple and reasonable:

(1) tell us the real reasons for the proposed cuts;

(2) at the very least, offer voluntary redundancies instead of forced redundancies and have a phased restructuring;

Joint UCU UNITE GMB meeting about redundancies: The report

G11 at 1.00 was the place to be on Tuesday. It was the time and place when all the campus unions, UNITE, GMB, UCU, and Aston Students Union, met in a large and vociferous turnout to discuss the threat to Aston University jobs and services.

Aston redundancies in the news

Aston UCU Branch Committee has been busy publicising the threat to jobs and services at our university. See an article in the Times Higher and one in the Birmingham Mail. The original press release is attached to this post.

West Midlands Black Members network Inaugural Meeting

Tues 28 April 6-8PM,
UCU, 2nd Floor, Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway,
Birmingham B1 1TT

Guest Speaker: Eleanor Smith, TUC West Midlands Regional Vice Chair