Newcastle Unites for our Muslim Sisters Saturday 29 September 2018 Anya Cook UCU National Executive Good afternoon and thank you to Newcastle Unites, to Tony and Shumel for inviting me to speak. I bring greetings of solidarity from University and College Union. I am proud to stand alongside our Muslim sisters who have been targeted … Continue reading Newcastle Unites For Our Muslim Sisters
Anya Cook sits on UCU's National Executive and Further Education committee and is Branch Secretary at Newcastle College where she is employed as Higher Education Mentor. Here she tells Transforming Lives why we should all rise up and support FE Fights Back, UCU's national campaign on funding and pay. "Never before have I had a … Continue reading Cauldrons of Change – Further Education in England: transforming lives and communities
You deserve to have a representative who knows your job and what you have to do. Anya has worked here for nearly 12 years, through countless restructures, in a cross-college role that takes her into every school … she understands the demands on teaching and support staff. You need a STAFF REP who will take … Continue reading Newcastle College Board Staff Rep – Election Statement – Vote for Anya !!!
Full text of UCU general secretary Sally Hunt's speech to Congress 2018 Source: UCU general secretary Congress 2018 speech
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I have been doing some reflecting. I tell my students that reflection is one of the most difficult things asked of them because it can mean giving way on a position, acknowledging that we are not always right, recognising where we might need to make changes for the better and, in so doing, it challenges … Continue reading A Reflection in Scarlet
To challenge policy and process is legitimate and core to the democratic agency of our trade union. What is not acceptable, however, is the making of unfounded allegations regarding the integrity of our General Secretary and in particular, suggestions of collusion. We are trade unionists. As such we spend much of our time defending our … Continue reading IBL Response To Attacks on UCU General Secretary.