UCU sends letters of condolence to US colleagues

17 April 2007 | last updated: 14 December 2015

UCU joint general secretary, Sally Hunt, today sent letters of condolence to colleagues in America following yesterday's tragic shooting at Virginia Tech.

In the letter Ms Hunt said her thoughts, and those of UCU members in the UK, go out to the families of those affected and also to the trade union members who will have the responsibility of trying to heal the terrible scars that these killings will leave.

The letter was sent to Roger Bowen, General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors; Edward J. McElroy, President of the American Federation of Teachers and Reg Weaver, President of the National Education Association.