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Help and Support – Contacts and FAQs

UCU primarily defends the interests of our members through collective bargaining, negotiations and campaigns. Sometimes our members also need individual support and representation in disciplinary processes, grievances and other work-related matters.

If you have an individual problem at work, read this basic advice first and then contact our Branch Casework Coordinator:

Cynthia Spencer – C.Spencer@bath.ac.uk.

If you would like support to run a campaign, or want the branch or national union to collectively negotiate on an issue, contact the Branch Secretary:

Hedley Bashforth – UCU-Sec@bath.ac.uk

Other Sources of Help, Support & Advice

UCU offers a wide range of additional support services for members, including:

  • UCU Support Centre – FAQs & Latest Developments in Employment Law
  • UCU Law Extra – Legal advice beyond the workplace, including family, finance and property.
  • UCU Legal Scheme – Access to legal services. Covers employment rights, personal injury (including workplace stress), police enquiries and immigration employment advice.
  • Education Support Partnership – provides a range of help and support to workers in education sectors in the UK.

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