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Meetings 2019

Committee Meetings

The branch committee is elected annually by the local membership. It meets each month to organise branch activities and decide on priorities. Members should contact their local rep, or George Bruce (Branch President), if they wish to suggest an agenda item for discussion at the branch committee. Dates:

April 24th
June 5th
July 31st
September 4th
September 25th
October 30th
November 27th

January 29th
February 26th
March 25th
April 29th

University Meetings

The Combined Joint Consultative Committee (CJNCC) is a regular meeting between the employer (HWU) and the joint trade’s unions (UCU, UNITE, UNISON), who represent the staff at the University. It is a forum for sharing information and enabling discussions on matters affecting employees, and negotiating on terms and conditions. Two members from the HWUCU committee attend CJNCC meetings.

Local Member Meetings

Members’ meetings are an opportunity for members to express their views and influence branch policy on local and national matters. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in supporting the branch. Please speak to any member of the branch committee for further details.

April 10th
December 11th


Wednesday 15th May – Chaplaincy 12.00

An opportunity to hear and discuss local and national issues relevant to members. Voting on elections to the branch committee will also take place during this meeting. Any local member is eligible to stand for election, please contact the branch office for nomination papers. Refreshments will be provided.

Open Meetings

Open to members and non-member alike, these meetings often focus on specific issues e.g.  pay, pensions, workload etc. A visiting speaker may be invited to an open meeting.

 National Member Meetings

The branch sends delegates to national member meetings and specialist interest groups organised by UCU. These are a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, discuss current issues and activities, and help inform UCU policies and actions nationally. Further details.

Annual Congress and Sector Conference

Scottish Congress March 28th – 29th
National Congress May 25th – 27th

UCU’s supreme policy-making body of the union is its annual congress. Congress includes separate annual meetings of UCU’s further and higher education sector conferences, where policy particular to these areas is decided. In addition, special sector conferences are sometimes called between the annual congress meetings in order to pass policy on specific urgent matters. Further details.