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Recruitment activity: ideas from across the union

Trying out new recruitment activities is a great way to boost membership, keep things fresh in your branch and bring in new activists with different skills and interests. Ahead of the next national recruitment week we thought you might find it useful to see some examples of what other branches have been up to in…

Unions: the next generation

Maisy a school student from Beaumont School, Hertfordshire, visited UCU headquarters for the day to find out more about trade unions as part of her ‘workshadow’ placement. As the visit coincided with International Women’s Day she was able to learn about our campaign to close the gender pay gap in universities and colleges and the role…

Local contacts making the difference at Manchester

University of Manchester UCU have seen a big upturn in activism over the last year thanks to some fantastic organising and membership engagement. University of Manchester UCU branch organiser Fiona Campbell lets us in on the secrets of their success. – We’d been having difficulties getting members along to branch meetings, which was making things…

Building UCU at North Hertfordshire College

UCU members at North Hertfordshire College get involved in a new push to sign up colleaguesBranch reps are involving members at North Hertfordshire College in an excellent campaign to encourage more staff to join. Every member has been issued with a pack of materials (pens, badges, leaflets etc) and asked to invite at least three…