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UCU PeoplePlus prison education branch

6 December 2013

UCU's PeoplePlus prison education branch was established in November 2013.

The committee meets regularly with managers to raise issues of concern to members. A network of reps allow the committee to keep in touch with members in the prisons where PeoplePlus delivers education services.



In May 2018 UCU and PeoplePlus signed a recognition deal that now allows staff to be represented by the union on key issues: UCU and prison education provider PeoplePlus agree recognition deal

This agreement came after many years of work, and finally secured paid facility time for our reps and health & safety reps.

Since the agreement has been signed we have been contacting members to gauge their key issues and have been out to visit PeoplePlus prisons to meet staff, and recruit new reps, health & safety reps and members. We had our first quarterly meeting with management in July, and discussed a number of topics including the managing of sickness absence; the current calculation of holidays and pensions.

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Reps and contacts

These play a vital role - and we are always looking for more members to help out. Reps provide individual support to members (full training and support is provided) whereas contacts distribute information and raise our profile. For further details contact UCU national organiser, Ronnie Kershaw.

Last updated: 9 April 2024