UCU Congress 2014

Manchester Central - Thursday 29 - Friday 30 May

UCU's Annual Congress 2014, held in Manchester on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2014.

Follow the links below for results of the voting.


Timetable of business

Thursday 29 May, 09:00-12:45: Congress

09:00-9:30 Opening business, including:

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of Congress 30 - 31 May 2013

Address by Simon Renton, UCU President

9:30-10:15 Section 1: Business of the Education Committee (motions 1 - 8)

10:15-11:10 Section 2: Business of the Recruitment, Organising and Campaigning Committee (motions 9 - 16)

11:10-11:20 Section 3: Other employment related business (motions 17 - 19)

11:20-12:30 Section 4: Business of the Strategy and Finance Committee to be taken in open session

12:30-12:45 Address by Sally Hunt, General Secretary

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

Thursday 29 May, 14:00 -18:30: Higher Education Sector Conference

14:00-14:10 Opening business, including:

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of HE sector conference 29 May 2013

14:10-15:20 National negotiations and dispute, including:

Report from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations

(motions HE1-HE9)

15:20-16:00 USS pension scheme, including:

Report from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations

(motions HE10-HE11)

16:00-16:30 Tea break

16:30-18:30 Debate of remaining motions

18:30 Close of sector conference business

Thursday 29 May, 14:00-18:30: Further Education Sector Conference

14:00-14:20 Opening business, including:

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of FE sector conference 29 May 2013 and special sector conference 5 April 2014

14:20-16:00 Debate of motions

16:00-16:30 Tea break

16:30-18:30 Report from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations

Debate of motions (continued)

18:30 Close of sector conference business

Friday 30 May, 09:00-17:00: Congress

09:00-10:05 Private session Section 5: Rule changes (motions 35 - 42)

10:05-12:45 Private session Section 6: Business of the Strategy and Finance committee to be taken in private session (motions 43 - 61)

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

14:00-14:55 Section 4 (continued): Business of the Strategy and Finance Committee to be taken in open session

14:55-16.45 Section 7: Business of the Equality Committee (motions 62 - 75)

16:45-17:00 Closing business, including

Election results

Introduction of new president

17:00 Close of Congress 2014


Key documents


Last updated: 24 April 2018