This notice is a bit late, but the University and College Union (UCU) is part way through a major strike against an attack on the USS pension for teaching and support staff. The Cambridge UCU branch has produced a strong and energetic strike with high student support, and has our full solidarity!Read more
Wednesday 15 November / 5.15 p.m. / Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
The latest seminar in the series jointly organized by the university staff unions Cambridge UCU and Anglia Ruskin UCU will discuss 'the challenges and opportunities for worker voice in the digital age' – including a case study on the People's Assembly Against Austerity! The sociologist Torsten Geelan (University of Cambridge) will draw on his doctoral research on our campaign for a talk titled, 'The Combustible Mix of Coalitional Power and Digital Media'.Read more
Monday 8 May / 7 p.m. / Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL
This meeting with the historian John Chalcraft (London School of Economics) will consider the next steps for the international campaign to uncover the truth about the abduction and cruel murder of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in January 2016, and to secure justice for Giulio and for the hundreds of Egyptians similarly abducted under the government of President Sisi.Read more
Friday 3 February / 6 p.m. / Outside Great St Mary's Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ
On 25 January 2016 the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, where he was conducting research on Egypt's trade unions. His murdered body was found nine days later. A year since Giulio's abduction there is still no justice for him, nor for the hundreds of Egyptians similarly disappeared under President Sisi's government (see Amnesty International's Egypt report of July 2016).Read more
Wednesday 26 October / 5.15 p.m. / Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
Tonight, Cambridge University and College Union will hold the first event in its new Trade Union Series. The industrial relationist William Brown (books include The Evolution of the Modern Workplace, 2009) and the historian Alastair Reid (books include United We Stand, 2004) will speak on the past, present, and future of trade unions in Britain.Read more
Wednesday 25 May / 12.30 p.m. / Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) on the academic and support staffs at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge will strike tomorrow and the next day for better pay, gender equality, and improved job security. The employers' national offer of a 1.1 per cent pay rise doesn't address a decline of 14.5 per cent in the real value of average pay in higher education since 2009, and they have refused to offer any action on the stubborn gender pay gap or their increasing use of casual contracts.Read more
Friday 19 May / 7 p.m. / Friends' Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA
More than four months after the murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni during his fieldwork in Egypt, this public meeting will bring together students, academics, trade unionists, and other local residents to continue the campaign for justice; not only for Giulio himself, but also for the many Egyptian citizens who have suffered a similar fate.Read more
Wednesday 11 March / 6.45 p.m. / Lab 002, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
As part of the parallel education manifesto campaigns by the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union, the two unions are holding an Education Question Time in Cambridge, with the teachers and educationalists Tony Booth (University of Cambridge), Julia Flutter (Cambridge Primary Review Trust), Philipa Harvey (NUT), Andrew McGettigan (Central St Martins and City Lit), and Wendy Scott (consultant). Their expertise will be on hand as we work out, what education system do we have? And what education system do we want?
We're asked to register to attend this free event.