Diary date Prison branch annual meetings - 5 December 2019

Each of the prison branches hold an annual general meeting which can be attended by all reps and H&S reps. All four branches will hold their AGMs on 5 December 2019, at UCU's head office in London. As well as electing the branch committees, these meetings will be a chance to agree the branch's priorities for the year ahead.

Important The prison education providers have agreed to ensure reps and H&S reps will receive paid time off to attend this event, so please speak to your manager to agree the release, and book your place here.

UCU PeoplePlus prison education branch

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 H&S 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, H&S 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.

If we are yet to visit your prison, and you would like us to arrange a meeting, please contact Jenny Lennox to see what can be organised.

Why join UCU?

PeoplePlus 10 reasons to join UCU

Spread the word - share with your colleagues:
UCU PeoplePlus recruitment flyer [181kb]

Latest newsletter

Prison education news, Feb 19 [483kb]
includes: Prison Education Framework, pensions, and more.

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: 18 October 2019