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Members in HE: last day to post your vote!

Dr Carlo Morelli (University of Dundee)

Election address

Trade union service

USS negotiator on USS JNC for two years.
Nationally elected member of UCU national executive for 4 years.
Past President for Dundee AUT & Dundee UCU.
Member of Dundee UCU Committee for over fifteen years
Delegate to the UCU Congress, STUC and TUC
I am a member of UCU Left and an active supporter of Stand Up To Racism
Currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the School of Business, Dundee University

Transform UCU

As an elected negotiator for members on the USS JNC I played an instrumental role in the transformation of UCU. Our defence of pensions showed what a genuinely member-led union could look like. I am continuing to ensure members' interests are paramount in the on-going USS negotiations. I am asking you to vote for me to ensure members can have confidence in their negotiators. We must be accountable to the membership when they determine policy and seek to ensure policy is implemented by elected members.

Defence of Higher Education

The government is in disarray yet trade unions are not leading a fightback against their continued neo-liberal policies. At the same time their 'hostile environment' demonstrates that the Tories are consciously using racism to divide opposition to their policies. Within FE and HE the market is driving institutions to bankruptcy. We need a UCU which uses its power to force the government to abandon the ever growing influence of the market from education. We need a UCU that also takes an unflinching opposition to all forms of racism and joins with all those opposed to the Tories' policies.

Workloads and casualisation

Employers will not voluntarily deal with the problems of excessive workloads or use of casualization. We need to be prepared to take industrial action to ensure we have national agreements on workloads and the ending of casualisation.

No Pay Cuts

We should not let pay-cuts (under the name of a below inflation pay awards or rising pension contributions) be imposed upon us. We should recognize pay cuts will weaken our ability to defend jobs. We should seek, therefore, to join with other trade unionists when they fight to put people before profit.

Equality

Higher education is rife with discrimination, whether that is of gender, race, disability, or in areas such as fixed-term contracts and hourly pay. UCU needs to lead the campaign against discrimination in all its forms and use its industrial strength to address inequality.

Last updated: 1 February 2019