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Jo Grady

General secretary's news

Updates from Jo Grady, UCU's general secretary

  • 2 March 2020

    As negotiations look to continue, a large group of student unions have written a letter to key figures stating that they 'agree with the UCU's aims' and calling…

  • 28 February 2020

    UCU negotiators met Universities UK (UUK) this afternoon for further talks in our USS pensions dispute. Our negotiators are making every effort to find common ground…

  • 27 February 2020

    UCU has now met Universities UK for the further talks on USS I mentioned yesterday.

  • 27 February 2020

    Time is running out to post your votes in our annual elections for vice president, trustees, and seats on our national executive committee. Please dig out your…

  • 26 February 2020

    On Monday morning I announced that talks were resuming with UCEA, the employer representative in our Four Fights dispute. I am pleased to report that the meeting…

  • 24 February 2020

    As we start the second week of this wave of strike action, I would like to give you some more detail on where we are in negotiations in the Four Fights dispute.…

  • 20 February 2020

    Over the past few weeks I have warned employers not to underestimate UCU members by assuming we are reluctant to escalate our disputes. If the pickets I've visited…

  • 19 February 2020

    Don't forget to post your votes in the annual elections for UCU vice president, trustees, and seats on our national executive committee. A lot of members don't…