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How do I make UCU more visible in my workplace?

UCU materials

UCU produces a wide range of materials including application forms, generic 'Join UCU' posters and blank posters for you to put your own messages. We also stock UCU mugs, mousemats, bags, pens, notepads and badges. All of these are designed to fit into the workplace and project the union into the daily lives of your colleagues. Ensure that there is a 'Join UCU' poster on your door or nearby. Make sure you've always got a good supply of application forms. Remember to use a UCU mug and put some more in your staff kitchen area. Wear a UCU badge and make sure you've got a supply of mousemats and pens in your office to give to your colleagues. UCU materials are a great way to raise the profile of the union in your workplace. The more the people see the union in their daily lives, the more likely it is that they will think of the union as being something real and relevant to them.


Think about your immediate work area. If it has noticeboards, enquire about accessing them to put up UCU materials. If you don't have noticeboards, get in touch with your branch/local association and ask them to approach management to get an agreement on their provision and use. 


Does your branch/local association send out regular newsletters? If so print some off and put them out in staff tea rooms etc, If your branch doesn't currently have a local newsletter why not volunteer to co-ordinate a regular newsletter?

Recruit your colleagues

Talk to others in your department and if they're not in the union ask them to join. The more UCU members we have in each department the stronger and more visible we will become.

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