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Why did Sally Hunt win the UCU general secretary election?

17 March 2007
Sally Hunt has been elected general secretary of the UCU lecturers’ union.

Lecturers' victory at Dundee University

10 March 2007
Dundee University has withdrawn its threat of compulsory redundancies. This is a victory for the UCU lecturers' union after a vigorous campaign.

Lecturers need a fighting union

03 March 2007
There are just days left in the election for the UCU lecturers’ union general secretary and national executive.

Keep campaigning for Roger Kline and UCU Left

24 February 2007
There are just two weeks left until the ballot closes for the UCU national executive and general secretary positions. It is vital that lecturers use every opportunity to talk to their colleagues about the importance of voting for Roger Kline and the other UCU Left candidates.

Fight for votes in UCU election

17 February 2007
Lecturers across Britain have received the ballot papers for the UCU general secretary and national executive positions this week. The ballot runs until 7 March, and lecturers need to keep campaigning throughout the election period.

UCU Left candidates in fight for education

10 February 2007
As ballot papers went out this week for the University and College Union (UCU) national executive positions, candidates supported by UCU Left – including general secretary candidate Roger Kline – were campaigning against creeping privatisation of education.

Vote for Roger Kline in UCU general secretary elections

03 February 2007
The ballot papers for the general secretary and national executive positions in the University and College Union (UCU) are due to be sent out next week. The ballot runs from 7 February to 7 March.

Roger Kline's UCU leadership campaign is gathering steam

27 January 2007
The campaign by Roger Kline, the left wing candidate for general secretary of the newly merged University and College Union (UCU), is well under way.

UCU lecturers step up campaign for Roger Kline

20 January 2007
The ballot papers for the election of the general secretary and national executive members of the new UCU lecturers’ union are due to be sent out in two weeks.

UCU members get organised for Roger Kline’s election campaign

13 January 2007
In less than four weeks the ballots are due to be sent out to elect the first general secretary and national executive committee of the recently merged University and College Union (UCU).

Education round-up

02 December 2006
Left gears up for UCU general secretary contest Around 100 lecturers were in Manchester last Saturday for a meeting of the University and College Union (UCU) Left group.

Lecturers give grudging yes to the deal, now UCU left must organise

22 July 2006
Despite the full weight of the University and College Union’s (UCU) machinery pushing for a yes vote in the higher education pay ballot, over 10,000 lecturers voted no.

Reports round-up

08 July 2006
Gill Whittaker campaign Over 60 people lobbied the disciplinary hearing for Chesterfield PCS activist Gill Whittaker on Friday of last week. Those attending included delegations from the GMB, CWU, Amicus, UCU unions, Chesterfield trades council and the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre. Speakers at the rally included Paul Holmes MP.

UCU left conference

01 July 2006
Over 200 activists in the newly formed University and College Union (UCU) met in London last Saturday for the launch conference of UCU Left, a new rank and file organisation within the union.

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