Over the years, UCU has helped members win numerous rights at work,
and we continue to campaign for their extension.
If you have a problem at work and you wish to seek advice in clarifying
your rights, please contact the Branch Administrator on 020 7697
(2)1091 (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the
Note: in telephone numbers, a digit in brackets indicates the prefix
to be used when dialling internally.
All personal case enquiries should normally be made to email@example.com
in the first instance.
These pages outline some of your rights, but they are not an exhaustive
list - or necessarily a guide to making sense of HR policy!
National Pay Framework
The salary structure is a single pay spine for all staff, replacing
the multitude of different pay arrangements previously in place at
UCL. All UCL non-clinical staff have the same pay structure. More...
‘Fixed Term’ Staff - know your rights!
Including the Manifesto for Fixed Term Staff and many frequently
asked questions. More...
Research Staff Rights
Below we summarise recent improvements to the conditions of service
for research staff that have been agreed between UCLUCU and University
College London. Research staff are encouraged to take advantage
of these points, which should have been implemented by all departments.
Part Time Staff - know your rights!
There are essentially two types of part time staff at UCL. One
group are part time employees who are given fractional contracts
of employment. Their hours, holidays and other accumulated rights
are pro-rata to that of a full time employee and their contracts
are managed in exactly the same way. The second group of part time
staff are 'as and when' staff who are paid according to the
number of hours that they work. These are treated by UCL as 'workers'
rather than employees. More...
Redundancy law - a very brief outline
If you are threatened with redundancy or are expected to make staff
redundant you should review this page.
Redundancy is one of the most serious things that an employer
can do to an employee in their working life. Employers are required
- avoid redundancies wherever possible and
- select staff for redundancy fairly, if redundancy proves inevitable.
Staff with 2 or more years of service are entitled to a redundancy
payment if they are made redundant from UCL. More...
There are three obvious sources of information and/or advice: UCL,
UCU and USS. More...
Health and Safety
If you have a health & safety problem
Your local safety or departmental representative should be your
first port of call for any health or safety query or problem. More...