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The University and College Union
at Durham






The University and College Union (UCU) was formed by the amalgamation of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE).

USS Strike Picketing February 22nd 2018

The Durham UCU members who were picketing on February 22nd 2018

UCU represents and negotiates on behalf of academic and related staff at all stages of their careers, and with all types of employment contract. Membership is open to lecturers, administrators, researchers, librarians, computing staff and postgraduates employed in teaching or related duties. Locally, Durham UCU negotiates on behalf of its members with the University, and is represented on a number of University committees.

On this site you will find information about why you should join the UCU and how to join, who the committee is and what we do, how your views are represented within the university, who to contact if you would like advice or representation, and information and updates on national campaigns. Our local rules can be found here

USS Industrial Action 2018

For information on the industrial action, including a poster for office doors, click here

Durham UCU Brexit Survey

The Executive Summary can be found here. The full text is available here: owing to its confidential nature it is only available to members who can obtain the password by emailing the Hon. Secretary at francis.pritchard@durham.ac.uk

Important Note for Members Taking Retirement or Considering VSS

Durham UCU's Pensions Officer can offer limited advice on USS pension matters - email pensions@durhamucu.org.uk

If you wish to remain a member of UCU once you take retirement, send an email to office@durhamucu.org.uk and the membership secretary will make the appropriate arrangements. The subscription is then reduced.