United Kingdom - Protests at Coventry University: union recognition - May 31, 2018

Amidst a dispute over staff pay and conditions, the Coventry University Group (CUG) was trying to undermine union rights by setting up a ‘sham’ trade union – the Staff Consultative Group. The CUG signed a recognition agreement for it to represent staff – denying them official UCU representation. After protests and a petition named ‘Stop the anti-union dirty tricks in the Coventry University Group’ that was signed over 10000 times unions and CUG have come to an agreement on trade union representation. The agreement provides UCU with a voluntary recognition as a trade union for academic staff at the CU campuses, working alongside the Staff Consultative Group and others.

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