December Update

Dear Brookes UCU members,

We are delighted to report we have appointed a new Branch Administrator. James Leveque (who is also teaching and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh) will be working for us one day a week from 10 January 2018.

Pensions Dispute

Most of us at Brookes are not concerned with the current dispute over USS pension schemes. However, if you are a member concerned, please let us know or contact UCU nationally to get advice on how the dispute might affect you. For more information:

Health and Safety rep position still vacant

We are still looking for a new Health and Safety rep for 2018-2019! There are training and hours allocated for this position, and it is a crucial role to play. Please get in touch if interested!

Updates on recent meetings

You can find minutes and reports from our latest meetings on our website:

  • Minutes of Branch meeting 15 November 2017
  • Minutes of Exec meeting 11 October 2017
  • Report of meeting with Student Union officers 13 November 2017
  • Report of meeting with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (EDIAG) 21 November 2017
  • Report of Workload Planning Review Group 28 November 2017

Dates of next Branch meetings and AGM for all members to attend:

***7 March 2018 12-2pm***

***2 May 2018 (AGM and Open meeting)*** 

We are planning some exciting events for this date such as guest lectures and documentary screenings. If you want to help with these events, please get in touch!

Dates of next Exec meetings:

6 February 2018

13 March 2018

25 March 2018

Dates of your officers’ next meetings with management (please feedback any concerns in advance):

  • Joint Staff Committee (JSC) 

14 December 2017

26 March 2017

14 June 2017

  • Workload Planning Review Group (WLPRG): 

16 January


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