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Message to all Members

Dear UCU Member 

If you only do one thing during this election, make sure that you vote for Peter Jones in the election for General Secretary.

 If you want to ask me any questions, you can email me at  

If you want further information about what I think, you should access my blogsite at  

I am the ONLY candidate who is a member of UCU 

I am the ONLY candidate who has worked in Higher Education

I am the ONLY candidate who has worked in Further Education

I am the ONLY candidate who has worked in Adult Education 

I am the only candidate who really understands what your job is like – whether you’re a part-time, hourly paid lecturer in a craft-based subject, or a professor in an illustrious university, or a librarian or researcher. None of the other candidates has any experience to match either yours or mine. 

My experience as a trade union representative is second-to-none.  It has involved dealing with individual and collective casework at branch, regional and national level.  Dealing, daily, with members just like yourself, helping you to fight the overwork and injustice that management heaps upon you. 

Fighting for members just like you, whether it be a matter of race equality, a disciplinary, unfair dismissal, redundancy, bullying, workloads … and many, many more. 

As an Employment Tribunal member, my experience gives me much more experience than the other candidates in helping you to fight management. 

Like you, I want to be in a trade union that is not run by the national officers for the national officers. 

Like you, I want to belong to a trade union that is run by and for the members. 

I promise you this, that as General Secretary, I will make sure that the University and College Union is YOUR union, is responsive to YOUR needs, and acts on YOUR behalf. 

V O T E     P E T E R     J O N E S     F O R     G E N E R A L     S E C R E T A R Y



February 6, 2007 - Posted by | First email to Members


  1. Hi Peter, as one of your hardworking members, I don’t have much time for this election campaign, or for studying UCU internal politics. But I hope to find time to do my democratic duty.
    Your email was punchy and led me to this website; but having got here I am little the wiser.
    Who are you?
    What is your position in UCU – are you full-time?
    What are your political affiliations, and do you belong to / support any political or campaigning external organisations?
    Did you think last year’s “industrial” action was, on balance, well organised and how do you rate the outcome?
    I could go on – but you get the idea…
    Sorry, but I haven’t got time to wade thru’ yards of pamphleteering.

    Comment by Rob Welch | February 12, 2007

  2. What will you do about workplace bullying?

    Comment by A member | February 15, 2007

  3. How do you expect to tackle workplace bullying?

    Have a look at this:

    Comment by A member | February 15, 2007

  4. Please oh please keep writing! Your articles are wonderful!

    Comment by facts | December 12, 2007

  5. amazing tool, i’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. Thanks a lot!!! Click

    Comment by jacklynmcpherson78 | April 8, 2016

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