AGM Report 2019

It was Bradford College UCU AGM and branch meeting  yesterday and the following people were elected to the following posts:

Chris Webb Chair :<>

Geraint Evans Secretary:<>

Elaine White Anti-Casualisation  officer:

Catherine Holden Union Learning Rep :<>

Mark Dunkerley ULR:<>

Lubna Khan Equality:<>

Karen  Emmott Membership Secretary :<>

Maria Daniilidou Treasurer / David Barlow Treasurer: /<>

Judy Craddock Green Rep :<>

The following were also elected branch reps or expressed interest in being a rep : Steve Skinner, Joanna Blackwell, Asif Parvez, Arshad Sharif, James Brickley, Debbie rolls

Branch Meeting

A well-attended branch meeting thoroughly discussed the way forward on: our fair pay claim, the executive’s latest restructure and a proposed Observation Policy for FE members.
After a healthy discussion where the anger of members and branch officers was fully expressed at the failure of the executive to engage with UCU on the issue of pay and the restructure members unanimously voted for the attached motions on pay, defending jobs and pay and conditions and Health and Safety.

The Bradford College Motion commitments branch officers to continue to seek a fair pay rise, a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies and no detriment to terms and conditions.
It further calls on branch officers to submit a Failure to Agree to the CEO under the Collective Disputes Procedure; this has been done.

The motion further calls for the branch to re -ballot its members ( as we have to do under Tory anti trades union law) beginning the week of 29th April 2019 for further industrial action to secure the above, pursue our pay claim for 2018/19 if the executive fail to give the guarantees we are seeking and the movement on pay we are pursuing.

Geraint Evans
Bradford College UCU Branch Secretary