27th of January is Holocaust Memorial Day. This year I am going to organise UCU stalls to give out information. If you come along you can get a UCU Holocaust Memorial wall chart which looks at the history of Fascism in Europe and the UK; I have limited numbers of these. Please come along and add your name to the NEVER AGAIN poster to remember those who were murdered by fascist and oppressive regimes from the 1915 Armenian Genocide to the WW2 Nazis in Germany to the 1994 Bosnian Genocide and many more around the world.
The stalls will be on
Monday (28th)12.30-13.00: McMillan
Tuesday (29th)9.00- 9.30: Appleton
Tuesday (29th) 12.15-12.45: Westbrook
Wednesday (30th) 12.15-12.45:Old Building
Wednesday (30th) 13.00- 13.30: Trinity Green
Debbi Rolls (ULR) and I are planning to host a screening of a new UCU educational DVD on the Holocaust for staff and students. More information about this will be circulated soon. If you can help out with the stalls please let me know.
Follow this link to the web site fro more information on the FE Guild Development Project. You will find: discussion documents, and a space to have your say.
Your UCU Bradford Branch blog received 2,700 views in its first 9 months. Let’s keep this up and add your comments.
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A very worrying case has come up; the dismissal and victimisation of a Mathematics lecturer and trade union activist at Halesowen College. David Muritu, UCU Branch Secretary, was dismissed on Thursday 20th December. He has been fully represented by UCU in this process. Three other UCU members at Halesowen College face similar hearings during the week commencing 7th January 2013. The charges relate to student academic performance. This case is very worrying for the whole teaching profession, if lecturers can be dismissed because colleges are not satisfied with students’ examination results.
Please sign the petition below and encourage your work colleagues, friends and family members to do so.
This government is proposing a serious worsening of workers’ rights making it easier for employers to sack staff, hourly paid staff will be particularly hit as trade unions would no longer have the legal right to be consulted about widespread redundancies of staff who happen to be on fixed-term contract.
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