Month: May 2013

A few things your branch can do now to build the union

Five steps your branch can take to recruit new members: 1. Make sure you’ve contacted management about having a short slot at new staff inductions and identify two or three people who are prepared to attend for the union. Make sure you have asked for lists of new starters at your institution.  You can find…

Recruitment – local branches on the road to growth

Recruitment is hard work and hard-pressed branch representatives often tell us, historically, it’s the thing that suffers as they deal with the growing load of local disputes and casework. But with the cuts biting our sector along with other public services, it’s got to be a priority for everyone. UCU’s national campaign has already added…

UCU in every workplace – branches picking up the challenge

A couple of weeks ago, we launched our new initiative to begin to push UCU out into all the workplaces and work areas we represent. UCU in every workplace is an initiative aimed at encouraging more of our members to play an active role in our union by becoming ‘local contacts’. A contact someone who…