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The benefits of joining the University and College Union

Who are we? 

  • Loughborough University UCU (LUCU) is a trade union branch representing and acting on behalf of staff who work at Loughborough University. 
  • Our branch is based in Loughborough and covers both the Loughborough and the London campuses of the University. 
  • We offer our members help and advice on employment, legal and health and safety matters, education and training opportunities and welfare support.
  • LUCU actively campaigns on issues such as workload, equality, casualisation, and fair pay. 
  • We represent staff in negotiations with senior management on a whole range of issues both locally and nationally, including pensions, pay, and terms and conditions of employment.

What are we doing right now? 

  • Fighting for an improved London Weighting Allowance for our members based on our London campus.
  • Having worked with HR to improve the LU casual worker guidelines, we now await a report from HR on any contract improvements revealed to be necessary.
  • Working on a revised sickness absence policy with HR.
  • Having gained LUCU representation on Project Enable, Project Expectations, EDI Operations and Health & Safety Committees, we continue to push for LUCU representation on other key projects and committees which impact the working lives of our members.

Why should you join us? 

Over 120,000 of your colleagues have chosen to belong to UCU - the largest union and most effective voice for people like you working in post-school education sector. We are the recognised union for academic and academic-related staff (managers, senior administrators, computing, library and other professional staff). Join us to help us stop the pension cuts and build better universities. 

Which union represents which employees at Loughborough University?

  • UCU for staff in the academic and academic-related job families including: Research and Teaching, Teaching and Scholarship, Research; and Management and Specialist, as well as staff employed at grade 6 in Technical Services. 
  • Unison for support staff employed at grades 1-5 in the Operational Services and Administrative Services job families. 
  • Unite the Union for support staff employed at grades 1-5 in the Technical Services job family.

How to join

Join with other staff and be protected at work. Join UCU, online, today. Go to:

Further information

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023 at 15:58 GMT
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