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Jo Grady

General secretary's news

Updates from Jo Grady, UCU's general secretary

  • 2 December 2022

    The joint unions (UCU, Unison, Unite, GMB, and EIS) met with representatives of the employers (UCEA) on Wednesday. There were constructive discussions about developing…

  • 30 November 2022

    As action resumes today, I wanted to bring you an urgent update about the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), and also developments in the pay and working…

  • 21 November 2022

    This is the biggest week in our history. Every single university takes strike action on Thursday and Friday. We need every member, student and supporter on our…

  • 18 November 2022

    Over the past days we have seen dozens of examples of university management sending out bullying and intimidating emails threatening punitive deductions to our…

  • 17 November 2022

    This is it. One week to go until the biggest strike action that our sector has ever seen on 24, 25 and 30 November. On the eve of our first day of strike action…

  • 14 November 2022

    From today we have just 10 days to prepare for our strikes on 24, 25 and 30 November. That's 10 days to recruit more UCU members. 10 days to build our picket lines.…

  • 11 November 2022

    Time is running out to deliver the biggest ever picket lines in UCU history.

  • 10 November 2022

    As reported earlier this week the union has confirmed the following days of strike action as part of our UCU Rising campaign: Thursday 24 November Friday 25 November…