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Jo Grady

General secretary's news

Updates from Jo Grady, UCU's general secretary

  • 17 January 2023

    UCU went into pay negotiations yesterday hoping university employers would look for ways to help staff through the cost of living crisis. Instead, our union's demand…

  • 17 January 2023

    Today we have served notice for our first day of strike action this year, to take place on Wednesday 1 February. This is the first of 18 days of strike action that has been…

  • 11 January 2023

    The following is a transcript of my audio note released in response to the offer from Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) regarding the higher…

  • 11 January 2023

    My speech to the higher education committee, 12 January 2023. Colleagues, I want to start with a thank you. To you, to our branches and ultimately to our members…

  • 4 January 2023

    We have been busy using the festive break to lay the ground for winning the #ucuRISING dispute.

  • 20 December 2022

    Last week we opened the biggest democratic consultation that this union has ever seen on our next steps in the UCU rising campaign and the action we call in 2023.…

  • 13 December 2022

    Today we have released a video which sets out how you can get involved in making final decisions on the plans for strike action in the New Year.

  • 9 December 2022

    I am writing to update you on the outcome of our recent negotiations with the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and Universities UK (UUK) on…