PGR open meeting
Monday 9 April, 9–11am, 28 University Rd, LT G.23
- Focus on postgrad elements of the Uni of Leeds UCU branch anticasualisation claim: what do postgrads want and need?
- Building on the energy of the recent strikes (and what the strikes tell us about casualisation!)
- Recruitment and the free postgrad membership (reminder: www.ucu.org.uk/free)
There will be vegan cake too! Members are asked to let all postgrads know about this meeting and the free postgraduate membership offer. Please email with suggestions for agenda items/questions about the meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please share with PGRs in your school.
Anticasualisation campaign and roadshow planning
As part of the open meeting on 9 April, we will be discussing organising a UCU anticasualisation roadshow. We will be organising a local event to discuss, debate and explore issues related to casualisation and precarity in HE and FE. There is lots of information on the UCU Stamp Out webpages here. If you are interested in helping to organise this event or in running a workshop or giving a seminar, please let us know.
Being a PGR/anticas rep
You can be part of a network of UCU reps across the university to help us supercharge our campaigns for secure jobs, for lower workloads, and for equality.
In addition to department reps, we’d like to have an anticasualisation rep (a member not on a permanent contract) and a postgraduate rep in each school/area across the university. To join our new massive network of reps, ask two colleagues in your workplace (UCU members) to email email@example.com by 10 April to nominate you for one of these roles.
See the current list of reps. If you are interested in either role, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Kelli at the open meeting on 9 April.