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Index of motions

Full listing of all motions to be debated during UCU Congress 2011.

* denotes motions to be taken in private session

Further education sector conference

FE1 - Redundancies and disabled members
FE2 - EMA and support for learners
FE3 - Campaign to save ESOL provision
FE4 - The future of 'Second Chance' Education
FE5 - Manifesto for Further Education
FE6 - Principals' pay
FE7 - Apprenticeships
FE8 - Risk assessment in FE colleges
FE9 - Lesson observation
FE10 - Lesson observations and appraisal schemes
FE11 - On lesson observations
FE12 - Boycott the IfL
FE13 - IfL is failing in its equality duty
FE14 - Fixed term contracts, fractionalisation and equal pay
FE15 - Agency Workers

FE16 - HPL fractionalisation
FE17 - Advancing LGB and T equality in FE
FE18 - Disability History Month takes forward Commission for Lifelong Learning report
FE19 - International students and the Points Based System: Challenging Tier 4

Higher education conference

HE1 - National bargaining
HE2 - Implementing Equality in HE
HE3 - Implementation of the Public Sector Equality Duty
HE4 - Disclosing an impairment at work
HE5 - Defending the equality agenda
HE6 - Student Staff Ratios (SSRs)
HE7 - Continued use of fixed term contracts
HE8 - Fixed funding staff
HE9 - Redundancy avoidance - representing FTC staff
HE10 - National campaign for redundancy avoidance
HE11 - Voluntary redundancies
HE12 - Women, industrial action and the cuts
HE13 - Defend initial teacher training
HE14 - Workload and work-life balance
HE15 - Faculty restructuring
HE16 - University governance
HE17 - Campaign for Ethically-Based, Public and Democratic Universities
HE18 - Freedom in universities
HE19 - The rise in managerialism
HE20 - The 'Big Society' and political interference in Research Council priorities
HE21 - Research assessment and profiling exercises
HE22 - Withdrawal from participation in REF
HE23 - In defence of wider educational values and publicly funded HE
HE24 - Vice chancellors and solidarity
HE25 - Consumer choice and quality in higher education
HE26 - Women and the Browne Review
HE27 - Widening participation for disabled people
HE28 - Support for professional development not performance management
HE29 - Campaigning against 'Rank & Yank' Performance Management
HE30 - Solidarity across generations
HE31 - Ageism and ill-health retirement
L4 - USS Dispute *
L5 - USS (Composite) *
HE32 - Attacks on USS pension scheme *
HE33 - Further action on the USS dispute *
HE34 - Defending USS *
HE35 - Pension Provision for Casualised Staff
B7 - USS and ethical investment
HE36 - Changes to working environments
HE37 - Privatisation of Services
HE38 - Partnership working and shared services between universities
HE39 - Health educators' workloads
HE40 - Liberating the NHS - impacts on education
HE41 - Cuts to education budgets
HE42 - Points based immigration and restrictions on post-study work visas

Business of the recruitment, organising and campaigning committee

1 - Building the resistance
2 - Opposition to Education Spending Cuts
3 - Funding cuts - libraries, arts and humanities
4 - The National Organising Plan and support for UCU reps
5 - De-recognition of UCU at Robert Gordon University
6 - Defend jobs, education and courses at London Metropolitan University
L1 - Newcastle College Emergency Motion
L2 - Emergency motion: Barnsley College
L3 - Emergency motion on victimisation at Coleg Morgannwg
L6 - Cuts at CONEL
L7 - Dismissals at NW Kent College
7 - Precarious work and building UCU
8 - Building UCU
9 - Protection of members' rights at work
10 - The back office - on the front line
11 - Campaign in support of branches and local associations without recognition
12 - Representation of women members
13 - Organisation of retired members' branches
14 - Representation of Self Organised Groups (SOGs)
15 - Raising the profile of Adult Education in UCU
16 - Young people under unprecedented attack
17 - EMA
18 - The threat of marketisation and privatisation
19 - Voluntary redundancies
20 - Students and the right to protest
L8 - Jody McIntyre and Right to Protest
L12 - Youth Fight for Jobs affiliation

L13 - Youth Fight for Jobs mobilisation

Other employment-related business

21 - Pensions and opposition to the Hutton report
22 - Action on TPS
23 - Zero tolerance for zero-hour contracts
24 - A message to members who manage
25 - Publishing remuneration packages of all staff
26 - Stress and Bullying Working Group 
27 - 1 million climate jobs
28 - Japan - disasters of nature and of second nature

Business of the strategy and finance committee

29 - Recall General Election
30 - People's Charter
31 - Support for the Financial Transaction Tax
L9 - Emergency motion - care for the elderly
32 - Access to Justice
33 - Anti-trade union laws and new threats to trade unions rights
34 - Timing of Congress
35 - Amnesty International
36 - Threats to academic freedom in Israel and Palestine
B27 Detention of Ahmad Qatamesh by Israeli security forces
37 - Egypt and Tunisia
38 - Solidarity with Women in Tunisia and Egypt
39 - Libya
L10 - Venzuela

Business of the education committee

40 - Access and fees
41 - ESOL and adult and community education
42 - Composite: Defence of public post-16 education
43 - Implications of changes in 14-19 education for further and higher education
44 - Scottish HE conference and consultation
L11 - In defence of academic freedom

Business of the strategy and finance committee (continued)

45 - Appointment of auditors *
46 - Audited financial statements *
47 - Budget 2011-2012 *
48 - Subscription rates *
49 - Consultation with branches prior to press releases in which they are identified *
50 - Union democracy *
51 - Constituencies for NEC equality seats *
52 - Representation of branches at sector conference *

Rule changes

53 - Rule 13.1 - censure *
54 - Rule 13.2 - sanction *
55 - Rule 16.10  - special meetings *
56 - Rule change - accountability of HEC and FEC *
57 - Rules motion: 18.3 *
58 - Rule 18.7.3 - continuous service *
59 - Rule change - casual seats *
60 - Rule Change Motion: NEC elections *
61 - Rule Change - 21.5 and 21.6 NEC Casual Vacancies *
62 - Official candidate process *
63 - Schedule B clause 6.3 *
64 - Rule 27.2 - records *
65 - Congress standing orders: co-option of CBC members *

Business of the equality committee

66 - Equality Impact Assessments
67 - Black workers, the current economic situation and restructuring
68 - Equality officers
69 - Defend Multiculturalism
70 - EUMC working definition of anti-semitism
71 - Religious attire
72 - Taking the Single Equality Scheme forward
73 - The need for bilingual UCU materials in Welsh institutions
74 - Defending the rights of disabled people
75 - Mental health and hidden disabilities in the workplace
76 - Fitness-for-work test and benefit cuts
77 - An LGB and T response to EDL and Islamophobia
78 - Defending diversity and advancing equality in and through research
79 - The UK Uncapped Campaign
80 - Black women and employment

Last updated: 12 March 2019