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About this branch

We are the Institute of Education (IOE)'s branch of the University and College Union (UCU).

We work alongside the IOE's branch of Unison. Both unions are recognised, which means that management has agreed to negotiate with us over changes to staff pay and conditions. (The UCU represent staff on academic and professional grades and Unison represent staff on clerical and manual grades.)

We also work with the IOE's students' union, who are part of the National Union of Students (NUS) and represent the interests of students.

About the UCU

The UCU is the nation's biggest trades union for professionals working in post-school education. It is a member of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Here is a video about a day in the life of the UCU and its members.