Calling all UCU Members on Casualised Contracts!

Deadline extended to 5pm Wednesday 19th February
Are you: Fixed Term? Hourly Paid? Zero Hours? Agency Staff? Want to be part of fighting for secure contracts for all?
The Annual Meeting for Staff on Casualised Contracts is on 28th February 2014 – registration deadline *Wednesday 19th Feb*The Annual Meeting for Staff on Casualised Contracts is integral to forming and shaping policy on casualisation, fixed term and hourly paid issues, and to the planning of the forthcoming UCU Anti-Casualisation Day Of Action (date TBC, late Spring), which will highlight the problem of vulnerable employment in the sector and recruiting staff on casual contracts.Why not put yourself forward as one of your branch / LA delegates, and if you’d like to get even more involved, you can get nominated for election to ACC! (Email anticasualisation@ucu.org.uk for more info)What does it involve?

  • Debate and voting on motions submitted by branches and local associations, which will be used to advise the NEC about the views of our members on casual contracts, including fixed-term, hourly paid and agency members.
  • Hear & discuss reports on the work of UCU on issues related to staff on casualised contracts.
  • Useful (practical!) workshops for everyone whether a new or seasoned member/activist – this year:
    • Workshop 1 – Equality and Casualisation
    • Workshop 2 – Building Networks
    • Workshop 3 – Supporting negotiations against casualisation
  • Plenty of opportunities to network and share solidarity with colleagues (aka make friends and support each other in true union style!)

When?

Friday 28th February, 2014, 10.30am – 4.30 pm, lunch & refreshments included.
Registration Deadline = 19 February 2014

Where?

UCU HQ, Carlow Street (London)
Travel is reimbursed as per UCU guidelines, and if you’re coming a long way you may be able to request overnight accommodation.If you think you might struggle to cover the cost of travel upfront, UCU can buy your tickets on your behalf (get in touch to discuss).

How?

Each branch/local association may send two voting representatives to the annual meeting. Branch/local association representatives must have been approved either by a quorate branch meeting, quorate branch committee meeting or by a properly constituted meeting of members on casual contracts.You might also be thinking about standing for election to the Anti Casualisation Committee.
If you would like to register please get in touch with your branch/LA committee asap! The registration form must be completed by Branch Secretaries / LA Presidents or other officers of the Branch/LA on behalf of members wishing to attend the conference.

Reminder: Registration Deadline = 19 February 2014, Deadline for Nominations = 14 February 2014For more details please check http://www.ucu.org.uk/2751 or email anticasualisation@ucu.org.uk
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