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University of Manchester University and College Union (UMUCU).

10 Dec 2007

UCU is a trade union and professional association representing all types of professional staff across the UK further and higher education sector

  • is a democratic association committed to improving the working life of all members and committed to maintaining academic freedom .
  • represents all academic and related staff (teachers, professors, administrative staff of all grades, researchers, computer and library staff and postgraduates, both full time and part time).
  • protects your interests and takes up individual grievences with your employer.
    campaigns on your behalf for improved quality of education and research, salaries, conditions and pensions.
  • gives high priority to equal opportunities and women's issues. It has a national women's committee and an equal opportunities working party.
  • has a number of special interest groups for staff such as computer staff, fixed-term non-research lecturers,and contract researchers, at both local and national levels.

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