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Jo Grady

General secretary's news

Updates from Jo Grady, UCU's general secretary

  • 4 December 2019

    After eight days of strikes in sixty institutions, concluding today, employers should be in no doubt: they badly misjudged us. I have travelled up and down the…

  • 28 November 2019

    As we approach the halfway point in our eight-day strike action, I'm writing to update you on how the strikes and our talks with employers have been going. Our…

  • 24 November 2019

    Tomorrow, members in 60 institutions begin eight days of strike action. Many of you will have past experience of going on strike, including the 14 days UCU took…

  • 18 November 2019

    In a week's time, 60 higher education institutions begin eight days of strike action. I am hosting a live online Q&A session to answer your questions ahead of the…

  • 14 November 2019

    As you may know, today is Equal Pay Day 2019. From today until the end of the year, according to the most recent figures for the gender pay gap, women are on average…

  • 12 November 2019

    Employers have just under two weeks to meet us and find a solution to our disputes over USS pensions and pay and equality.

  • 6 November 2019

    The government recently announced that it would be carrying out a formal review of Prevent, part of which includes the duty on universities and colleges to have…

  • 5 November 2019

    The two ballots which closed last week, regarding USS pensions and pay & working conditions, gave the union a very strong mandate for action in both disputes. Of…