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Statement by the University of Kent Branch of UCU, on the ‘hostile environment’

Kent UCU has issued a statement about the current “hostile environment” created by the Home Office and its adverse impact on all migrants. UoK UCU Branch statement to UUK on immigration Kent UCU has also issued a joint statement with The University of Kent and the Kent Union. Kent Union have issued a statement to …

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UCU pay and equality consultation

Kent UCU Members are asked to vote in the consultation on pay. Members are asked to reject the employers pay offer of 2% and sanction industrial action. Mark Full text form UCU HQ below: Dear colleague I am writing to ask you to vote in this consultation on the pay offer of 2% from the …

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Dear colleagues, Some of you may be unaware of the charity the Education Support Partnership: https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/ Others will know that UCU works with them and that some colleagues make a regular donation to the charity along with their UCU membership subscriptions (as part of the same direct debit). In particular I would like to highlight …

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KENT UCU ANALYSIS OF SALLY HUNT’S BALLOT MESSAGE (3.04.18)

WHY WE SUGGEST YOU VOTE NO The ballot was released and was accompanied by a lengthy email from Sally Hunt (SH), in which she advocated for a ‘yes’ vote to accept the UUK’s offer. There are many problems with the message, but we feel that the misleading information she relayed surrounding the position we are …

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Local Hardship Fund – Update

Dear University of Kent UCU members, I would like to update you all on the local hardship fund, which covers losses sustained from the strike days on 22nd Feb, 23rd Feb and 26th Feb (the national fund covers later days). The local hardship committee has met twice this week and considered 26 applications. We have …

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Local Hardship Fund

Dear University of Kent UCU members, I accessed my payslip today (Thursday 29th March) on Staff Connect. It shows the first industrial action pay deductions, as it will for many colleagues. It is listed as “Ind Action Unpaid” and specifies the amount, which in my case is 3/365ths of my annual salary, as I expected, …

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International Womans Day

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Information for overseas (esp. Chinese students

One of our members has produced these documents to help you answer questions from international students. For International students For Chinese Students

Support from little ones

Kent in the News

For all the wrong reasons: 3rd March 2017 Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/02/uk-universities-threaten-punish-striking-staff-cancelled-lectures Kent online: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/university-accused-of-bribing-striking-160939/ We were also on an unofficial academic boycott list, we asked to be removed pending consulting local members.