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First email to 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 EducationI am the ONLY candidate who has worked in Further EducationI 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. 

Vote Peter Jones for General Secretary



February 6, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment