Lancaster University & College Union

UCU represents academic and academic-related staff employed by Lancaster University to negotiate in many areas of everyday working life.

Membership includes professors,lecturers, research staff, experimental officers, administrative, library and computing staff; full-time, part-time and hourly-paid; permanent and fixed-term contract.

Join UCU online using this link or
Call: 0333 207 0719 to join.

Free membership offer to PhD students - see: free membership.


HE Pay and equality ballot 2018

The national pay and equality dispute ballot opened on 30 August and closes on 19 October. Members should by now have received their ballot papers. The law requires a 50% member turnout for any successful industrial action ballot to take effect - so your participation is vital.

You are asked to vote YES to strike action and YES to action short of a strike (ASOS). Employers must meaningfully address the key elements of the dispute, including:

  • loss in the value of your pay,
  • shameful pay inequality,
  • the scandal of casualisation,
  • workload and stress.

USS Pensions Action

The Joint Expert Panel report has now been released.

See:https://www.ucu.org.uk/uss to keep up with what is happening.



National UCU Newsletters - Keeping you informed

Follow the link below to access the national UCU newsletters.




The model rules (approved 16 May 2018 at the Lancaster UCU AGM) can be downloaded and read in two formats.




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