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UCU Congress 2009

The annual congress of the University and College Union was held at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, from 27-29 May 2009. This included meetings of the higher education and further education sector conferences.


Timetable and order of business

Wednesday 27 May: Congress

09:30 - Opening business, including:

Address by Sasha Callaghan, President
Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of the minutes of Congress 28-30 May 2008

10:00 - Section 1: Business of the equality committee

Fred van Leeuwen, Education International, UCU Congress 2009Fred van Leeuwen, EI 12:15 - Address by Fred van Leeuwen, general secretary, Education International

12:30 - Lunch (from 12:30) and (13:00-14:00)

14:00 - Section 2: Business of the strategy and finance committee (to be taken in private session until the conclusion of motion 20)

17:00 - Section 3: Business of the education committee

18:00 - Close of first day of congress business

18:00 -

Thursday 28 May: FE sector conference

Further education sector conference

09:30 - Opening business, including:

Welcome
Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of the minutes of the FE sector conference 29 May 2008, and special FE sector conference September 2008

09:45 - Formula for the election of national negotiators for FE in England including motion FE1

Annual Report from the National Head of FE.

10:15 - Consideration of motions

11:55 - Address by Rachel Curley, National Head of Equality

Amjad Barham, PFUUPE, addresses Congress 09Amjad Barham, PFUUPE 12:10 - Amjad Barham, PFUUPE [88kb] (Joint session of HE and FE delegates)

12:30 - Lunch (from 12:30) and (13:00-14:00)

14:00 - Consideration of motions (continued)

18:00 - Close of sector conference

Thursday 28 May: HE sector conference

Higher education sector conference

09:30 - Opening business, including:

Welcome
Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of the minutes of the HE sector conference 29 May 2008, and special HE sector conference November 2008

10:00 - Consideration of motions (to be taken in private session until conclusion of motion 3)

12:10 - Address by Amjad Barham, general secretary of Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) [88kb] (Joint session of HE and FE delegates)

12:30 - Lunch (from 12:30) and (13:00-14:00)

14:00 - Consider of motions (continued)

15:00 - Address by Rachel Curley, National Head of Equality

15:15 - Consideration of motions (continued)

18:00 - Close of sector conference
 

Friday 29 May: Congress

09:15 - Remaining Business of the strategy and finance committee

09:45 - Section 4: Other employment related matters

10:45 - Address by Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary

Sally speech was preceded by a short film on Colombia: Colombia - a video report to UCU Congress 2009

11:00 - Section 5: Rule changes (to be taken in private session)

12:45 - Lunch (from 12:30) and (13:00-14:00)

14:00 - Section 6: Business of the recruitment and organising committee

16:45 - Closing business, including

Election results
Introduction of new president

17:00 - Close of business


Key documents


Delegation entitlements

A full list of delegate entitlements per branch/LA is available here: Delegate entitlements

Last updated: 15 May 2019