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March, 2021:

GM today, AGM is on 23 June, and nominations are open! (24.3.2021)

A reminder that our branch GM is today, 24 March 2021 1pm. Zoom link has been emailed to members.

Please note that our branch Annual General Meeting will be on Wed 23 June 2021 at 1pm.
A zoom link will be emailed to members closer to this date with the calling notice.

Please note that nominations are opening 24 March 2021 (Branch online nomination form 2021)

Issues facing Professional Services staff and open meeting on 17 March 2021

Open letter on the issues facing the Professional Services section (published Wed 10 March 2021)

Please read the above open letter to all staff in which we note with concern the difficult circumstances that many staff in professional services at Essex are facing.

We also note that on Friday in Essex Weekly, People & Cultures shared a link to an all-staff survey on workload that was developed in conjunction with the three trades unions: UCU, Unison, and Unite. We urge all members to complete this survey so that we can better address the serious problem of untenable workloads that many staff are facing.

UCU will be holding an informal discussion session, Wednesday, 17th March, to talk about the issues mentioned in the above open letter further. It will run from 1-2pm and is open to all staff, not just UCU members, and not just professional services staff. Please come! We need to come together as a community to try to find solutions to the many problems that we’re facing, so all our welcome to help in that endeavour. The zoom link can be found here: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/91287105242

UCU Essex branch committee