What sort of things can the union help me with?
Remember - you have to be a member before we can offer help, advice or support!
- Dealing with problems in the workplace
- Illness, stress and injury
- Discrimination, bullying and harassment
- Support for fixed term and hourly paid workers
- Intellectual property rights
- Disciplinaries, dismissal and redundancies
- Employment tribunals
- I'm not a member - how do I join?
- I am a member. How do I know who to contact?
- I don't want anyone to know that I am having problems. Can you keep it "low profile"?
- Read more about dealing with problems in the workplace
- Read more about illness, stress and injury
- Read more about discrimination, bullying and harassment
- Read more about support for fixed term and hourly paid workers
- Read more about intellectual property rights
- Read more about disciplinaries, dismissal and redundancies
- Read more about employment tribunals
You can join online here. Your membership starts as soon as you have completed the form.
There are UCU contacts in most sections of the University:
- Your local contact is the ideal first-point-of-contact.
- Alternatively, contact Susan Melvin (firstname.lastname@example.org| 01224 272377) or any of the committee members for advice.
- Out of office hours, email email@example.com.
The office email and answerphone are checked regularly, even when the office is closed, so you should always get a quick response to your enquiry.
Yes, of course. All of our personal case workers are trained in handling difficult situations with sensitivity and discretion. If you prefer, we can arrange to call you on a personal phone rather than on your work number, and can organise meetings away from the workplace. If at all possible, we'll allocate a caseworker from outwith your own discipline too