BSU@UCU Newsletter - 28/9/2020
Dear fellow UCU members
I hope you are well during this most trying time.
For those who I have not yet met, my name is Steph Calley and I am the new Membership and Recruitment Officer for UCU at BSU. This involves maintaining our mailing lists, sending out communications (like this one!) and recruiting new members - if you've received this in error please let me know.
The recent and ongoing COVID19 situation is of course at the forefront of everyone’s minds as we start the new academic year. Please know we are here, we are doing our best to take everyone’s views forward, and are only ever an email away. It is important that you speak up if something is not right - we can help you do this if needed.
Health and Safety
Our Health and Safety representatives (Sam Walton, Bethan Mitchell and Roger Clarke) have been working tirelessly over the summer trying to make campus a safe place.
UCU at BSU fully supports members who cannot or do not want to do face-to-face teaching. If you are being coerced to do face-to-face teaching please contact the union using this form: http://bit.ly/ucubsuenquiries. If the space in which you are teaching is unsafe, please report this directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Members' wellbeing is our primary concern.
Please look out for the anti-casualisation survey coming out in October. Your views and experiences are super important and will help to inform how we approach this issue going forward.
Getting in touch with the branch committee
If you would like to contact the branch committee to ask a question, raise an issue, volunteer your help or anything else, please contact us here: http://bit.ly/ucubsuenquiries
Also, follow us on Twitter @ucuatbsu !
Next branch meetings
All members are welcome (and entitled) to participate in branch meetings, which are held on Google Meet. (Check your email closer to the time for the links)
Tuesday 20th October 13:00-15:00
Monday 30 November 15:00-17:00
We hope to see you there!