UCU Congress 2015

UCU Congress 2015, held at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre, Glasgow on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2015.

Timetable

Key documents


TIMETABLE

Saturday 23 May, 09:00-15:30: Sector conferences

Higher education sector conference

See all HE sector conference motions

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

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of HE sector conference 29 May 2014 and minutes of HE special sector conferences

09:30-12:45 Private session: Pay and Pensions:

Report on pay negotiations from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations (10 minutes)

Motions HE1 - HE4 on Pay

Report on USS from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations (10 minutes)

Motions HE5 - HE9 on USS

Conference moves into open session. Debate of motions HE10 onwards.

12:45-13:30 Lunch (note lunchtime fringe meets cancelled)

13:30-15:30 Debate of remaining motions continues in open session.

15:30 Close of HE sector conference 2015

15:30-16:00 Tea break


Further education sector conference

See all FE sector conference motions

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

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of FE sector conference 29 May 2014 and minutes of FE special sector conference

09:30-12:45 Debate of motions, beginning at motion FE5

12:45-13:30 Lunch (note lunchtime fringe meets cancelled)

13:30-15:30 Private session: Report on pay and bargaining from Michael MacNeil, National Head of Bargaining and Negotiations

Debate of motions FE1 - FE4

Debate of remaining motions continues in open session

15:30 Close of FE sector conference 2015

15:30-16:00 Tea break


Saturday 23 May 16:00-18:00, UCU Congress

16:00-16:30 Opening business, including:

Appointment of tellers

Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee

Adoption of minutes of Congress 29 - 30 May 2014

16:30-17:45: Business of the Education Committee (motions 1-10)

17:45-18:00: Business of the Equality Committee (motions 11-20)

18:00 Close of business

18:00-19:00: Fringe meetings

  • Bargaining for better jobs - Boisdale 1
  • More differences in higher education policy than just tuition fees - Carron 1 (upper level)
  • Policy and campaigns reception - 'Learning for Life' (until 19:30) - Alsh 1 & 2

Sunday 24 May, 09:00-18:30: Congress

09:00-09:45: Business of the Equality Committee (continued) (motions 11-20)

09:45-09:50: Other employment related business (motion 21)

09:50-11:50: Private session - Business of the Strategy and Finance Committee (motions 22-39)

11:50-12:45: Private session - Rule changes (motions 49-61)

12:45-13:30 Lunch (note lunchtime fringe meets cancelled)

13:30-14:00: Private session - Rule changes (continued) (motions 49-61)

14:00-15:10: Business of the Strategy and Finance Committee to be taken in open session (motions 40-48)

15:10-15:30: Business of the Recruitment, Organising and Campaigning Committee (motions 62-82)

15:30-16:00 Tea break. Film: Gaza to Edinburgh - the Odyssey of Enas

16:00-18:15: Business of the Recruitment, Organising and Campaigning Committee (motions 62-82)

18:15-18:30 Closing business, including

Election results

Closing remarks

18:30 Close of UCU Congress 2015


KEY DOCUMENTS

National negotiators' report to the higher education sector conference 2015
UCUHE248.rtf  |  UCUHE248.pdf

Action on higher education (HE) and further education (FE) conference resolutions 2014
UCU666.html  |  UCU666.rtf

Implications of rule changes to congress: explanatory information
UCU665.html  |  UCU665.rtf

Second report of the Congress Business Committee, including agenda, motions and amendments for debate
UCU667.html  |  UCU667.rtf

Minutes of the USS pre-92 decision-making conference, September 2014
UCU664.html  |  UCU664.rtf

Minutes of special further education (FE) sector conference, December 2014
UCU663.html  |  UCU663.rtf

Minutes of FE sector conference 2014
UCU662.html  |  UCU662.rtf

Minutes of HE sector conference 2014
UCU660.html | UCU660.rtf

Minutes of congress 29-30 May 2014
UCU659.html | UCU659.rtf

Distinguished service awards 2015
UCU650.html | UCU650.rtf

Election of FE negotiators - call for nominations
UCU648.html | UCU648.rtf

Election of HE negotiators - call for nominations
UCU649.html | UCU649.rtf

Congress 2015: first report of the congress business committee
UCU644.html | UCU644.rtf

Congress 2015: calling notice
UCU623.html | UCU623.rtf

Congress 2015: registration and arrangements
UCU624.html | UCU624.rtf

UCU congress standing orders 14-15 [103kb]

UCU rules 2014-15 [345kb]

Last updated: 24 April 2018