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UCU publishes motions for union's annual congress

7 May 2008 | last updated: 14 December 2015

Pay, academic freedom, the purpose of education, fighting against privatisation and combating climate change are just some of the topics to be debated by UCU further and higher education members at the annual UCU Congress later this month.

From Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 May, some 400 delegates will gather in Manchester for the congress. The union today publishes the full list of motions. The running order of debates will be confirmed at a later date.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: 'A wide range of motions has been submitted by UCU branches for discussion at our Congress. I am really looking forward to three days of lively debate in Manchester. With the recent attacks on both further and higher education, our congress represents the perfect opportunity to reaffirm our position as the defenders of education.'

Speakers confirmed for the three-day conference include Bill Rammell MP, minister of state for lifelong learning and further and higher education, and Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the National Union of Teachers.

The union will be providing regular updates from the congress floor on this website.

The full text of all the motions for UCU Congress can be found here.