Branch members

Branch members

The branch operates through members volunteering. Whether that's through leading the branch on Committee, helping out with casework, getting involved in our campaigns or becoming a department rep - there's something for everyone and we provide free education and support along the way.

In partnership with our sister campus trade unions, we are recognised to negotiate and consult staff terms and conditions with University of Aberdeen management. We are a democratic and member-led union where members are encouraged to actively get involved in the branch.

We don't just provide advice and representation - a union is all about coming together to support each other and to demand change for the better for our working conditions and our students' learning conditions.

View information about industrial action and how to apply for hardship support

Industrial action and hardship support

UCU memebrs will be taking strike action on the following dates:

  • Week 1 - Wednesday 1 February
  • Week 2 - Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February
  • Week 3 - Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February
  • Week 4 - Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February
  • Week 5 - Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 March
  • (No action week commencing Monday 6 March)
  • Week 6 - Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March
  • Week 7 - Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March

UCU members also took strike action on 24, 25 and 30 November 2022. Eligible members who are experiencing hardship as a result of deductions from salary as a result of strike action can apply for support.

Note: You must be signed in to your University of Aberdeen IT account in order to apply to the Aberdeen UCU Hardship Fund and to view the T&Cs. Please contact us if this is an issue.