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Motion title
Relationships with other unions
Meeting date
28 May 2023
Motion text

Conference notes:
UCU ARPS members often work closely with members of other unions, e.g. Unison, and face many shared issues including:
1. increasing, unsafe workloads
2. casualisation
3. pay inequality
4. unequal opportunities for advancement
5. workplace bullying
6. pay deterioration
7. downgrading of roles
We are in the same fight for decency in our workplaces, but there are few formal structures beyond Joint Negotiating Committees, and varying degrees of communication, co-operation and co-ordination between unions. These risk contributing to division, where unity is needed.
Conference instructs HEC to:
a. contact Unison, Unite and GMB to propose the establishment of a non-academic, professional and support staff-led Working Group to look at how co-operation could happen.
b. produce guidelines for branches wishing to collaborate more closely with unions in their own branch.

Proposing body
Academic related, professional services staff committee

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