Kingston UCU branch

UCU is the recognised trade union for academic and academic-related staff at Kingston University, including those on temporary and hourly-paid contracts and PhD students.

As a branch we fight to protect and improve the terms and conditions of Kingston staff, and negotiate directly with management on policies and procedures that affect us. We coordinate with colleagues in UNISON, Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) so everyone working at Kingston can stand up together for their interests.

We also support, advise and represent members experiencing workplace issues like bullying and harassment, or going through sickness absence, disciplinary or grievance procedures.

The University and College Union (UCU)

Nationally, the UCU represents over 120,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK. It is the largest post-school union in the world. UCU negotiates nationally on salaries, pensions & employment conditions, and campaigns on issues like workload, casualisation and climate change.

We are a member-led union that is democratically run and organised

Join UCU online today

It takes only 10 minutes to join, and costs as little as £1 per month, depending on your earnings (and it’s free for postgraduate students who teach!) Join UCU now.

Recent Posts

Agreement negotiated with senior management related to marking & assessment boycott

Here is the agreement in principle negotiated between Kingston UCU and Kingston University for working together on local actions to address the issues that have long been a concern raised at our JNCC meetings with management which also chime with the current Four Fights dispute for which we have successfully obtained a mandate for industrial action, including a marking & assessment boycott:

22-06-13 JNCC Joint Statement FINAL

Kingston UCU members voted at the emergency branch meeting Monday 13th June to accept this agreement in principle.

Friday 17th June UCU formally lifted the marking & assessment boycott at Kingston University

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