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26 June 2024. STRIKE BALLOT NOW OPEN! Members, look out for papers arriving in the post over the next few days. Vote straight away, and vote “YES” to strike action and “YES” to action short of a strike!

20 June 2024. Despite over 100 colleagues making voluntary exits in recent months, on May 24 UCLan management issued a new threat to cut up to 157 more jobs, including making compulsory redundancies if not enough people volunteer. In a consultative e-ballot, members voted overwhelmingly to start the process of taking industrial action, and UCU served notice to the Vice-Chancellor on 18 June that we are moving to a formal postal ballot, which will open on 26 June. Members please look out for your ballot papers in the post! Vote “YES” to strike action and vote “YES” to action short of a strike!


UCLan UCU is one of three recognised trades unions at the University of Central Lancashire. We represent academic staff: lecturers, researchers, and people in other academic roles. If you are not already a member, you can JOIN UCU here.

Colleagues in support services (administrative, technical, professional and manual roles) are represented by our sister unions UNISON and UNITE.

Members who would like advice or representation should complete the online form HERE. There is also some general information about advice & representation HERE.

To write to us on any other matter, please email

Branch Meetings 2024-25

Branch General Meeting: 16 October 2024
Branch General Meeting: 22 January 2025
Annual General Meeting: 23 April 2025

All meetings 1.30-3.00pm – via MS Teams. Links will be emailed shortly before each meeting.

UCU has a standing agreement with UCLan management that classes and/or meetings will not be scheduled at the same time as Branch Meetings. If you encounter any problems getting time to attend the meetings, please let us know.

Open Member Meetings

Informal, no-agenda meetings for members to bring any concerns or ideas to the Branch Committee. These will be hybrid meetings via MS Teams and in person in Vernon VE050, at 1.00-2.00pm on 11 September, 27 November, 5 March & 28 May.

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