Socialist Worker

Union wins recognition at Coventry University

Issue No. 2605

Coventry University

Coventry University (Pic: Snowmanradio./wikicommons)


The UCU union has achieved a union recognition agreement with Coventry University Group (CUG) following a protest.

CUG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coventry University with worse pay and conditions.

CUG had previously refused to recognise the UCU and set up the Staff Consultative Group.

The union held a protest last Wednesday and threatened to call for an academic boycott of the university.

But a meeting last week reached an agreement in principle to have “voluntary recognition” of the UCU.

It isn’t clear if the Staff Consultative Group will continue to operate.


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