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2020 events

Information about events organised or supported by UCU during 2020.

Protecting staff on casualised contracts

Members on casualised contracts are at the front line of the cuts being made as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Join us to hear about how the Fund the Future campaign can be used to protect these members and to hear from activists leading the fight against the threats.

Covid-19 and employment law, including redundancies

Online event for branches, with speakers including leading employment law academics Michael Ford QC and Alan Bogg

Fighting job cuts & structural racism

Join us for an informative session, with input from black members across FE, HE and prison education, to discuss how cuts are affecting black workers, students and communities, the intersectional implications and how we can fight against their damaging impact.

Back to school: organising to win in 2020-21

World famous trade union organiser Jane McAlevey talks to UCU members and general secretary Jo Grady about growing your branch, winning disputes and keeping workplaces safe.

Justice for education

Join NUS president Larissa Kennedy, UCU general secretary Jo Grady, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP for Streatham and Lauren Mura, head of politics and a curriculum team leader for A-levels at Blackburn College to talk about the exam results fiasco, what happens next and our campaign to Fund the Future.

Don't make education a victim of Covid-19

Join UCU general secretary Jo Grady and guests on A-Level results day talking about the Covid-19 impact on our education system. From student results being downgraded, job cuts, increases

Supporting migrant staff in education

Join members of the migrant members' standing committee and UCU's equality team for a discussion of how we can meet the needs of migrant members and campaign for change on key issues.

Prison education: a vision for the future

This webinar will explore how we develop an overarching strategy to remedy the previous pattern of disjointed and confused decision-making that has shaped the prison education sector in the past, and will discuss how we transform the pay, working conditions and professional standing of our prison education members into the future.

A practical guide to equality bargaining

Join us for an online discussion about putting equality at the heart of UCU's bargaining agenda.