Bristol UCU Newsflash, 27th October 2021

1) Have You Voted?

Tuesday next week is your last chance to post your ballot papers and guarantee they will be counted.

Don’t delay. Vote today.
Haven’t got your ballot pack? Go to:
Any questions about the ballot? Go to:

2) Bristol UCU General Meeting, *Today*, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams

Click on the link below to join today@1pm:
Speakers include UCU Vice President (HE) Justine Mercer, ex 4 Fights Negotiator Michael Carley (Bath UCU), current 4 Fights Negotiator Robyn Orfitelli and General Secretary Jo Grady.

3) Share Room Risk Assessments

Following the response to our Open Letter, Bristol UCU branch officers have once again emphasized how University management’s response falls substantively short of addressing our immediate concerns.
For example, University management have yet again failed to commit to sharing the outcomes of room/workspace risk assessments with staff and students. Staff and students still do not have ready access to information concerning advisable levels of room occupancy and ventilation.  
Persistent badgering by individual staff members has seen such information shared with the individual staff member: why can’t the University share with us all?
For our response in full:

4)  COP26 March – Global Day of Climate Justice, Saturday, 6th November

World leaders will meet in November at the global climate talks #COP26 to discuss our future.
Along with our Bristol and South West trade union comrades, Bristol UCU supports the movement for #ClimateJustice. Demand system change by taking action here in Bristol.
Join the Bristol March:

  • 12pm – Assemble College Green
  • 1pm – March
  • 3pm – Rally College Green