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Annual meeting of staff on casualised contracts

UCU continues to campaign against casualisation in our sector, seeking to recruit and organise more casualised staff and looking to involve more casualised members in the democratic life of our union.

Our annual meeting is a vital part of that democracy: it elects an anti-casualisation committee to advise the the national executive committee. It also sends motions to the union's annual congress meeting to inform its work for the year, and it's an opportunity to discuss how to step up the fight in all our branches.


Diary date The next annual meeting will take place on 29 February 2020.

Venue and timings

The conference will be held at UCU's head office, Carlow Street, London, NW1 7LH from 10:30 -16:30 (registration from 10:00)

Registration

There are two ways in which members can register for this conference

Number one: each branch/local association may send two voting representatives to the annual meeting. Branch/local association representatives must have been approved either by a quorate branch meeting, quorate branch committee meeting or by a properly constituted meeting of members on casualised contracts.

Branches are asked to use our online service to register each representative.

Number two: delegates can self-register. However, delegates are encouraged to register through their branch where possible. Branch registrations will automatically be confirmed upon registration, whereas self-registration will not be confirmed until after registration deadline when we know the final numbers for branch delegates.

Self-registrations will be considered in two groups: those from members of branches that have not registered an elected branch representative (group 1), and members of branches that have registered an elected branch representative (group 2). Places will first be allocated to members in group 1. If the number of members in group 1 exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated at random. At this stage, not more than one place will be allocated to self-registrations from members of the same branch. Additional self-registrations from members of the same branch will be moved to group 2.

Registration deadline:  Friday 14 February 5pm.

The registration link will be available to download here from December

Nominations

Each branch/local association can nominate one person to the anti-casualisation committee. To be eligible for election or co-option to the committee, candidates must be in good membership standing and be employed on a casualised contract - for example a fixed-term, hourly paid or agency contract, or, if not employed at the time of nomination, have been employed on such a contract within the last two years.

The nomination form will be available to download here from December

Deadline for submission of nominations: Friday 14 February

Motions

Branches/local associations could submit up to three motions on matters of direct concern to staff employed on casual (eg, fixed-term, hourly paid or agency) contracts.

The motions form will be available to download here from December

Deadline for submission of motions: Friday 7 February

General

Dietary requirements

Please give clear details on the registration form if there are any particular dietary requirements (eg, vegan/halal/gluten free/allergies etc), so that we can make suitable arrangements.

Access requirements

If members have any specific access requirements (eg.documentation in Braille, audio loop, wheelchair access etc.) please provide us with full details on the relevant section of the registration form to ensure that we can make suitable arrangements to accommodate members' requirements. Alternatively please contact the pensions office directly.

Expenses

UCU members are entitled to claim expenses (including caring expenses) for attending the conference. Expense claim forms will be available on the day of each conference. UCU expect members not to incur any more expense than necessary.

Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be paid to cover costs necessarily incurred in attending the conference.

Contacts

Delegates and general conference arrangements: Sue Bajwa

Last updated: 12 July 2019