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 who teach - see: free membership.


HE Pay & USS - Industrial Action Update

We are part of a national dispute over our pay and conditions because our pay has been cut by over 25% since 2009 and we are facing casualisation, unmanageable workloads and equality pay gaps. Please see the following weblink for the latest decisions on the dispute: https://www.ucu.org.uk/rising.

How to donate to the Local Strike Fund

How to claim from the Local Strike Fund (including MAB)

If you would like to make a confidential enquiry about the fund, please contact the treasurer (Michele Luxon, m.luxon@lancaster.ac.uk). Please note, Full membership of UCU is required in order to claim (although there is no requirement to have been a full member for a certain time), plus evidence of salary loss and strike participation/MAB participation (ASOS).

See also National Strike Fund - National UCU Strike Fund

Strike FAQs/Resources see: https://lancasterucu.home.blog/info-faqs-resources/

Lancaster UCU Strike Blog Site see: https://lancasterucu.home.blog


National UCU Newsletters - Keeping you informed

Follow the link below to access the national UCU newsletters.



The Local branch rules (approved 27 April 2021 at the Lancaster UCU General Meeting) can be downloaded and read in two formats.




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