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Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)

The JCC is the forum in which the campus trade unions meet with management to raise and discuss issues relating to employment at UEA.  Reports of meetings are available here

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Update on REF at UEA

UCU are planning to run training sessions on Monday 6th February from 12.00-13.00, repeated 13.00-14.00 in Committee Room 2 in the Registry Council House, led by Lydia Richards, Eastern Region regional official.  This training is designed to help UCU reps and members help other members.  It will provide you with basic advice about what is happening in relation to the REF at UEA and is intended to provide a way in which we can support each other through this process.


Your Local Branch officials have been in discussions with the University about the UEA REF Code of Practice and this leaflet is designed to help you understand and interpret the Code of Practice.

There is a flow-chart which shows the process leading to a REF return.  We hope that as many of you as possible will achieve a REF return.  If you fail at Stage 2, the Union will advise you whether an appeal is the best route and support you should you take that course.  If the appeal fails or you choose not to appeal, the Union will advise and support you in Stage 7 – Further Discussions and, where possible, accompany you to further meetings.

What you should do if called to a meeting

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  1.  Don’t Panic!
  2. If you wish to have a discussion with UCU, contact the UCU Office.  Ext 2652,
  3. If at any stage you are told you will be put on the Capability Process, contact the union as a matter of urgency for help and advice.
  4. If you are told you won’t be submitted to the Mock REF, contact the Union for help and advice.




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