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April, 2012:

UCU@UEA AGM 30th May 2012

The Annual General Meeting of UCU@UEA will take place on

Wednesday 30 May at 13.00 in Arts 01.01. 

Please put this date in your diary and do your utmost to attend this important meeting.

The agenda will include the election of officers and committee members; reports from the President and the Treasurer; and will conclude with a discussion of issues surrounding the REF.

It’s your union, come along & have your say!

HELP UCU to DEFEND HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION

The government plans to slash the laws that protect you and is cutting the Health and Safety Executive’s income by 35%.

It intends to cut enforcement of safety laws and inspection of workplaces and make it harder to win compensation for injuries.

It says health and safety is a ‘burden on business’ but this claim is not evidence based. See the leaflet http://www.tuc.org.uk/tucfiles/197/FightingforourlivesLeaflet.pdf

(More information : http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/index.cfm?mins=180&minors=124&majorsubjectID=2 )

PLEASE Email your MP today.  It takes just a minute.

UCU is supporting the TUC’s response to this and using Workers Memorial Day (April 28) 2012 as  a focus for resisting these changes.  Your MP may be unaware of these plans. Even a handful of emails from constituents would make your MP sit up and look at this issue. S/he ought to reply to you and justify how they intend to vote.

Here is a draft letter  you can adapt and email

Norfolk MPs

Simon Wright MP ( Norwich South) info@simonwright.org.uk

Chloe Smith MP (Norwich North) chloe@chloesmith.org.uk

Brandon Lewis MP (Great Yarmouth)  office@brandonlewis.org

Elizabeth Truss MP (SW Norfolk) elizabeth.truss.mp@parliament.uk

George Freeman MP (Mid Norfolk) george@georgefreeman.co.uk

Henry Bellingham MP (North West Norfolk) bellinghamh@parliament.uk

Keith Simpson MP (Broadland) organiser@broadlandconservatives.com

Norman Lamb MP (North Norfolk) normanlamb@hotmail.com

Richard Bacon MP (South Norfolk) richardbaconmp@parliament.uk

If you do not know who your MP is then go to http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/

You can email your MP direct from this site if you enter your  own text (you cannot cut and paste).

THANK YOU and good luck!

Please copy any replies received to the UCU branch : ucu.office@uea.ac.uk