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Vote for UCU Left for executive

Issue No. 2339

Elections are underway in the lecturers’ UCU union. The UCU Left group, which Socialist Worker supporters are part of, is standing several candidates for national officer and national executive committee positions.

The elections come at an important time for the union. UCU general secretary Sally Hunt is proposing a number of changes to the union’s structures, citing a financial crisis.

They include moving from an annual to a bi-annual congress and cuts to other sectional conferences.

The proposed changes would make it harder for ordinary union members to shape the union.

They would also shift the union from a campaigning organisation to one

that simply provides services to members.

UCU Left candidates are opposed to the planned changes.

They are campaigning for a fighting union that can take on the government’s continuing assault on education.

The elections end on 1 March.

UCU Left supports:

Vice President (HE)

Liz Lawrence

Honorary Treasurer

Gavin Reid

Further and Adult Education

Nationally Elected Seats

David Armstrong

Lorraine Monk

Mandy Brown

Alison Lord

Regionally Elected Seats

North West Region

Isabel Brotherston


Alan Barker

North West

Darren Tolliday

Higher Education

Nationally Elected Seats

Adrian Budd

Paul Blackledge

Gavin Reid

Veronica Killen

Marion Hersh

Sean Wallis

Regionally Elected Seats

North West Region

Eleni Michalopoulou

Honorary Secretary Scotland

Carlo Morelli


Nick Cimini

North West

Jo McNeill

Equality Seats

LGBT Members

Pura Ariza

Disabled Members

Rob Murthwaite

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Tue 5 Feb 2013, 17:08 GMT
Issue No. 2339
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