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UCU special FE sector conference called by branches

4 March 2024

Following the decisions of the further education committee (FEC) to call an aggregate ballot of all England FE branches starting this June, branches have been discussing what this means for them and how the FEC strategy will work in practice.

Subsequently more than 20 FE branches have sent in requests to call a special FE sector conference (FESC), and in accordance with UCU rules this has now been scheduled and will take place (online) on Saturday 13 April 2024, 10:00-13:30.

The business of this conference is to debate this year's pay and conditions strategy and decide next steps. UCU is a democratic member-led union and we want as many  branches as possible to consult with members and actively to participate in the special FESC.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said, 'It is crucial that we all move forward together, and that we back a strategy that will deliver wins as well as build power and capacity where we need to. This means engaging as many members and branches as possible in all significant decisions like an aggregate ballot, and respecting those voices when they speak.'

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Last updated: 5 March 2024