Fractionals For Fair Play SOAS UCU, August 2020

Speaking At Take The Knee: Stand Up To Racism, Bournemouth, 2020

Speaking at Manchester University on The Four Fights Dispute, 2020

I represented Bournemouth University UCU, and spoke about the striking over pay, pensions, workplace conditions, and casualisation.

TUC Womens Conference, February 2020

Samira Ahmed spoke at the conference, and I asked her as it was [then] fifty years since the equal pay act, what advice did she have for activists trying to achieve equal pay for women and BAME workers.  She spoke at length about the importance of her union, the NUJ supporting her. Samira urged us all to get the support of male colleagues, ask them the data on pay and remuneration.

Rebecca Long Bailey Event, March 2020

I was invited to speak at the UCU Southern Region event hosted by Rebecca Long Bailey in Bournemouth.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, July 2019

Representing the Southern Region at last year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, along with the marvellous Mark Farwell, chair of Southampton Solent University UCU and the Southern Region secretary, we raised our banner in solidarity with all unions. Speaking with Angela Rayner about the relentless, concerted attacks by the media we expressed our solidarity for her and Jeremy Corbyn. It was good to see so many UCU banners in the march. A time to come together in solidarity.

Portsmouth University, July 2019

As Chair of the Regional Committee, In 2019, I went to Portsmouth University last year to fight redundancies in their science department, and spoke to the VC and Chair of Governors.

UCU Equality Conference, November 2018

Attending the UCU Equality Conference, I organised a collection for one of the strikers in dire need of monetary support.

The VP election results

Thank you so much to all who voted for me in the Vice President election campaign. It was a hard fought, democratic campaign and members for the first time in a long time, had plenty of choice. I worked hard to arrange the majority of the hustings we attended, including the first ever Prison EducatorsContinue reading “The VP election results”

The risk of F2F Teaching and Casualisation

At a branch executive committee meeting yesterday, on behalf of Bournemouth University UCU the committee passed the following motions.  We will submit these motions to the upcoming Congress and Special Conference. Motion 1 speaks to the continued precarity of HE sector workers, and the abuse of casualised contracts, and the consequent damage to our sector.Continue reading “The risk of F2F Teaching and Casualisation”

At last advice from the UK Government on the re-opening of FE.

 Most FE colleges in England started physical on-site opening on 17th August, colleges are due to open their doors to workers and students on Monday 7th September.  The UK Government released SAGE backed advice on Saturday 5th September. This advice was long in coming, unfortunately short in substance and four months late. The new advice highlights: ·       that FEContinue reading “At last advice from the UK Government on the re-opening of FE.”

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