Welcome to KCL UCU: this is your academic union.
On this site, you'll find information about your rights at work, our union branch, and what to do if you need help, including:
- your pay and contractual rights,
- your pension pay, and the threat of a 25% cut from employers and USS,
- your health and safety rights,
- the gender and ethnicity pay gaps, and the steps we need to end them,
- your rights to job security, in fixed-term contracts, and GTA rights,
- General Meetings and Congress,
- who we are, and your executive commitee.
We are a democratic organisation, governed according to the central UCU constitution, and our local rulebook.
Casework and individual support
If you require individual support from a KCL UCU caseworker and are a member of UCU please get in touch at email@example.com
Our KCL UCU executive members check the email on Tuesdays, and occasionally between times.
UCU caseworkers are employees of King's and have their own work commitments. They are volunteers and often will not be able to respond to requests immediately. They should not be contacted without prior arrangement unless the matter is extremely urgent. For the same reason, it may take some time to find a caseworker.
Provide a brief outline of your issue by email. The caseworker needs to be informed of your situation prior to meeting, having a telephone conversation or email dialogue with you.
You may be able to find the information you require via the King's HR webpages without needing to use the caseworker service.
A Unions' strength comes from its members. We encourage every eligible staff member to join UCU at the earliest opportunity. Please note that only limited support can be given within the first three months of your membership, particularly if you join with a pre-existing issue or an issue arises soon after joining.
Regional and legal support
In a very small number of cases it’s possible that more substantial support is required. The branch has access to UCU's regional officers. There is also a legal support scheme available. However, in both cases, the KCL UCU branch should be the first port of call. Details on the legal scheme are available at: https://www.ucu.org.uk/legal
Keep you details up to date
It's essential that we have your up to date contact - including your address and phone contact - for fulfilling statutory voting rights, and for you to make our union function. Help us and all of our colleagues by checking your individual member record by logging in here and changing any errors, and if for any reason you have not been receiving correspondence, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.