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UCU Wales Manifesto

23 March 2021

The Covid-19 crisis poses a double challenge. Beyond the public health emergency, the immediate response has been an unprecedented economic shutdown. As the medical emergency abates, the challenge will be to restart a severely stressed economy, with the risk being that the inequalities of wealth, power and opportunity we struggled with beforehand have been newly amplified.

Securing the future of further, higher and adult community education will be central to this equality led recovery. Learning benefits people of all ages in terms of employability, wellbeing, personal development and self-confidence.

To realise this vision, UCU has identified four areas where we would like to see firm commitments from all political parties in the forthcoming Welsh Parliament elections, which we believe will start to address these issues:


Last updated: 23 March 2021