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September 10th, 2020:

Institution reopening guidance from DfE (10 Sep 2020)

This is the updated DfE guidance for HEIs that was issued today, 10 Sep: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses

UCU have been notified that there will be updated guidance for FE colleges shortly. In the meantime the current FE guidance can be found here

 

It’s My Time: webinar on workloads and the new academic year

 
Dear colleague

The impact of Covid-19 on working practices and the shift to blended learning has meant additional workload pressures for UCU members. The need for an organised collective response in workplaces has never been greater. Coupled with this, the need for individual members to protect their own wellbeing, supported by their union and workplace agreements, is increasingly important.

UCU Eastern & Home Counties region is launching the ‘It’s My Time’ campaign at a virtual members’ meeting on Weds 16 Sept at 1pm. General secretary Jo Grady and Jane Thompson from the national bargaining team will join the regional office to talk about how members can challenge excessive workloads.

Supported by briefings and campaign materials for members alongside bargaining guidance for branches, the campaign is aimed at all members and branches across the region.

Please register for the event and submit any questions for the panel to discuss here.

Best wishes

Lydia Richards
UCU Eastern & Home Counties regional official