Green New Deal

Green new deal

The green new deal (GND) brings together policy set by both UCU and NUS within a negotiating and bargaining framework.

Green new deal bargaining course

This course is for all green reps along with those in the branch who are interested in bargaining around environmental issues. The course will help reps navigate UCU green new deal bargaining advice and enable you to work on a potential claim to put to your employer.

Dates: 12, 19 & 26 January 2021
Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: online

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Demands include that institutions declare a climate emergency, agree concrete time limited action plans on embedding meaningful environmental policies, climate proof their curriculums, sign up to ethical investment and banking strategies, review food and land use, travel policies and carbon and energy management commitments.

A crucial element of UCU's climate change policy has been building alliances with student organisations and their campaigns. The 'green new deal for colleges and universities' which we have developed together will see our members and our students coordinating with each other to seek urgent and meaningful changes from our institutions. 

We have every confidence that UCU representatives and members, working collaboratively and building solidarities with  students, can make a significant contribution towards tackling the climate emergency.

An online reps course to accompany the GND is now taking registrations or for more information contact us here.


Watch back: Green new deal launch event

UCU general secretary Jo Grady and special guests launch UCU's green new deal agenda for creating sustainable workplaces and taking radical action on climate change.

Last updated: 24 November 2020