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5 Reasons To Join UCU

  1. Join your colleagues…UCU is the largest trade union in the higher education sector in Scotland. UCU is the largest post-school education union in the world. Our local HWUCU negotiators provide an unparalleled voice of staff to management, ensuring that the staff perspective is incorporated into everything the University does.
  2. Support throughout your career, from free professional development courses to confidential advice if you have a problem at work. Our trained caseworkers are available to represent local members should you have a problem at work. Last year our branch dealt with requests for advice or representation involving issues such as redundancy, stress, workload and salary.
  3. UCU’s excellent legal scheme, provided by specialist employment lawyers, gives members access to professional legal advice covering employment rights, personal injury and police enquiries. Recourse offers 24/7 support for workplace and personal issues from counseling and coaching to financial support.
  4. The voice of the profession…from campaigning to make university governance more democratic and accountable, for increased job security, on workload, and ending the use of casual contracts we campaign on the issues that matter in higher education.
  5. UCU believe in a higher education reach their full potential, is free at the point of access and where universities are seen as educational institutions and not businesses. We oppose privatisation and campaign for public investment and for students and staff to contribute fully in the running of our institutions.

Subscription rates start as low as £1 and most members can claim tax relief on 67% of the subscription which reduces the cost even more.