Strike action in higher education

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