Tag: ucu

It was perhaps inevitable that I would find myself obsessing over the role of social media in the current strikes. In my academic life, I’m a sociologist studying how social media is used within universities and how this is changing the academy. In my non-academic life, I’m a digital engagement specialist at a charity and […]

In the last week, I’ve found myself obsessing about the use of social media in #USSStrikes. This was probably inevitable, helping with two social media campaigns related to the strike while also being someone who studies social media. In preparation for a teach out later today and to feed into the social media strategy for […]

I always find it irritating when people say UCU does nothing to fight against casualisation. Here’s a round up of recent activity which was sent to the anti-casualisation mailing list: A quick roundup on some of UCU’s recent work for staff on casual contracts… Latest local progress reported on our website: There are two new […]

In an email, seen by the Guardian, one university said that going on strike was a breach of staff’s employment contracts. Although the strike is only set to last for two hours at lunch time, university bosses told academics that they should leave for a whole day, if they wanted to strike. The email said: […]