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The official Twitter account for Newcastle University's UCU. RTs are not endorsements.

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Couldn't be prouder of my branch, @NewcastleUniUCU, with such members as @NickMegoran and @olivia_r_mason. And than… https://t.co/hOI2MGIrUv
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeMany thanks to our branch members @NickMegoran & Olivia Mason for this, reminding us why we are fighting on casuali… https://t.co/AsaMS08f9Y
1/20
2020
Talks with Royal Mail have broken down and we are now moving towards re-balloting our members for Industrial Action… https://t.co/Eb1DXJfTUP
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeAt a recent branch committee meeting, we decided to collect thoughts on how the most recent strike action went. Th… https://t.co/UYZehzXa9yAcademia is supposed to be a generator of innovation. While the USS board procrastinates over the "Joint Expert Pan… https://t.co/EUGleQWRiZ
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeWe are very sorry to hear that UCU President Elect Nita Sanghera has died. She was an inspiration to very many in a… https://t.co/RwgVbdoB6F
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1/17
2020
Well, rarely do we say this without a sigh, but maybe listen to @SolidarityShark on this one. https://t.co/IqlpgvDudfExcellent point. Critical University Studies scholars? Can we think critically about issues of justice, care and… https://t.co/cQOcKArknjImportant stuff abt how these survey similar to findings from last 15 years (hello impact of metrics). We need chan… https://t.co/anXdg6HKjm @anastasiagst @NewcastleUniUCU @a_wollman #UCUrunningclub run number 9 https://t.co/Mg8TMMgzFl
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeAnd excellent places to hang out, we should say, like @thecluny @ShipOuseburn @kilnouseburn @7Stories @provengoodsco & many more... @HilaryNoone @NorthumbriaUni @durham_uni @sunderlanduni @TeessideUni @sheffielduni @yorkuniversity @OfficialUoMhttps://t.co/1dy7xucPrG @HilaryNoone @NorthumbriaUni @durham_uni @sunderlanduni @TeessideUni @sheffielduni @yorkuniversity @OfficialUoMhttps://t.co/1J7yoLL6tyDon't separate, escalate! Reflections on the way forward for UCU branches from @drrhianelinor @JomcneillUCU Graham… https://t.co/ZySc44tcoA
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike& by support staff we don't mean lunchtime yoga & mindfulness sessions/wellness apps/'rent-a-dog-to-walk' programme… https://t.co/0XjNXjAQPvWould @UniofNewcastle @BWalker1963 @prof_chrisday be able to comment? https://t.co/Uo8qdWrTkeAn important lesson for the USS and other open pension schemes from the CoE pension scheme. "Church’s new valuation… https://t.co/R0zkmyxGXi
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeVery pleased to hear that from April, staff @BristolUni will be able to book rail travel to Europe through our trav… https://t.co/qFFY6zKgOP
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike(https://t.co/VFPog5NTFf)E.g. "The KEF is a largely metrics-based, institutional-level framework providing easily accessible and comparable… https://t.co/HTQ9hASg5Q @HilaryNoone @wellcometrust @Ben_Bleasdale @UniofNewcastle @CandyRowe_ @BWalker1963 @DrSarahWhalley1 See our reply… https://t.co/T9mnEEoFlASupport staff. Denounce metrics & neo-liberalisation of HE. Promote collegiality. Don't condone/promote bullies.… https://t.co/ItxdbbMlG5Fascinating stuff here about the 're-generation' of Byker. It hasn't been a 100 years, but in 50, we can see how t… https://t.co/7mQm2zKeuO
1/16
2020
@HgaQuackers @SolidarityShark You'll quickly find that @SolidarityShark is able to turn every conversation back to its (good) self.A reminder to turn off & on your out-of-office email reminder (if you have one on - and we hope you do) advising th… https://t.co/EQcL6oqcezSee too @drmarkerickson & colleagues’ “statistical activism” paper, ranking UK academics’ (dis)satisfaction w uni g… https://t.co/l2dkvPBOAn
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeOur paper presenting a league table of staff satisfaction with management in UK universities has been published. Ta… https://t.co/sYGFpTyN9q
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1/15
2020
@SolidarityShark @HgaQuackers You are not the resident guard anything.Local celebrity (very local - very limited) mentioned here @SolidarityShark. https://t.co/7ZvuzhH4H5 @KateChedgzoy @josstified @Dralia_p This isn't shark-shaped, is it? @SolidarityShark @NewcastleUniUCU @KateChedgzoy @Dralia_p Newcastle uni knitters, do you also have blanket squares for the solidarit… https://t.co/pSfBM4vNdc
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Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeCalling all @NewcastleUniUCU knitters. Gauntlet has been thrown down! @KateChedgzoy @Dralia_p for starters. https://t.co/kWJmS6Yaca
1/14
2020
Very important but not for this reason - the best way to get ideas for strike action, ASOS, and everything else. https://t.co/XjNW11m9uz @PlacardSticks Great, thanks (thought we had done that, but think we just RTed). Do you know @SolidarityShark's account, btw? @PlacardSticks Thank you - so helpful. Will use in any future threading. And thank you for your twitter feed, which is incredibly helpful.Just in case you couldn't guess .... Big university gender pay gap revealed https://t.co/MazcP8tA7H
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike @PlacardSticks There are a couple of us tweeting, but most of us do it from a computer... @PlacardSticks Don't know how to thread tweets, apologies! @UniofNewcastle take note. https://t.co/lv7tzYXZXBoh. great. (do check out @lyd_w's comics but feel free to ignore @SolidarityShark) https://t.co/Sweb6diQjz
1/13
2020
This is an important thread on where we are at with the two disputes and how we need to proceed. https://t.co/ANkEKlFCpg @UCU_HWUBranch unanimously passed the motion below suggested by @UCL_UCU at an EGM before the strikes on the 4 figh… https://t.co/aM35Sp61s1
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeIf anyone wants a reason for why the 2 #UCUstrikesback disputes belong together, this is it. It’s not just playing… https://t.co/OWMBSokTwm
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeOnce again, when reasoned argument and appeal to the good natures of those in power fail, strikes work. https://t.co/jGfoh5c4Ax•How can you communicate with your students? •Post-strike, can what you do if things become difficult in your schoo… https://t.co/DIX4KMujEB• How does strike action work in relation to personal research and to research council-funded research? •If you… https://t.co/61Suy2Ic7K•How to emphasise who (academic & PS staff) is striking? •What is a picket? How long do we picket? Do you stop ppl… https://t.co/0EdrQt74FcAlso putting together a list of FAQs coming out the last strike action & as a result of our survey (see ucu-mem ema… https://t.co/GklJO4rKxOAnd check out @PlacardSticks for ideas about how to use all these things - excellent guidance and step-by-step inst… https://t.co/ZZF1ldVM9pPlease share this list/add to it. We all might be back on strike sooner rather than later. We keep it all in a bo… https://t.co/doJD0SyjSXreams of A4 white paper (5); reams of coloured cardboard (5); brown and white cardboard (for homemade placards) A4… https://t.co/xAtw5Z1adzvelcro brand heavy duty stick-on tape (5); cable ties (500) Staple guns &staples; Saw (1), hammer (2), pliers (2),… https://t.co/21SQC74h54We are starting to pull together our 'Strike Box', a box of tools to use during strike action - to make placards, e… https://t.co/AXBB0Cdt04Sunday reminder that @ucu is set to establish a migrants members’ committee. To be involved please check out the be… https://t.co/Sy6kknQFVD
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeif you're an eminent and secure academic and you are crushed by workload and there is a union workload dispute ac… https://t.co/G4SNI5teDR
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1/12
2020
Newcastle University and @NewcastleUniUCU joins in solidarity with #JNU against the violence against students. Co… https://t.co/t7C8FUIOG9
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1/11
2020
🔽🔽🔽 https://t.co/QEPiof0oe3We don't want to add to @SolidarityShark's ever-increasing sense of self-importance but there are some important tr… https://t.co/DQbj7gXiARReach out to colleagues in these institutions. Help them. https://t.co/Guzq4KmrtqNew Year, New Friends. @UCUNUbranch Get out the vote for @CatCollegiate and pals! And me! (Mostly me.)… https://t.co/yXje54YF2G
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeThese talks are crucial. We need to move fast to agree as many positive reforms as we can while our strike mandate… https://t.co/yLq09iv90v
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1/9
2020
@davechurchley @anastasiagst @BruceHistorian @D_FarrellBanks @PhilipWDeans @ReesGeth @ceefaxisbetter @NickRiches1https://t.co/20cj74WHPXImportant stuff here as universities work on the pernicious effects of sexual misconduct in HE. https://t.co/4k8k4RWQsDExcellent thread on workload and how excess labour is extracted, deliberately, from staff by underinvesting in appr… https://t.co/3GI8MbdJGe @SolidarityShark I don't know if anyone's mentioned it to you yet but a friend came up with the idea of… https://t.co/IQTaJR7wet
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeTEF is off! For 2020 at least. No TEF exercise will be conducted in 2020, and the OfS will conduct a consultation o… https://t.co/d3ctdtMxz1
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike“Motherwell is a searching, truthful, shocking (and timely) observance of the blight that monetarist policies can b… https://t.co/roOcg07xYs
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeCheck out @lyd_w's comics abt strike action : https://t.co/L6KBjVPmYI. Booklets & badges for sale:… https://t.co/IasiSNZ8nxDates set for talks on future of pension scheme at heart of university strikes https://t.co/97WYz1EMwp #USS
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeCompletely. There are so many examples beyond our excellent paper! Let’s take another one. Let’s have a quick g… https://t.co/9Ffr16zxfS
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1/8
2020
Organising a silent protest at Greys Monument, Newcastle on 10 Jan 2020, at 3.00PM against student brutalities on J… https://t.co/nkbRUGyPxE
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeWe're looking to understand how five years of the Prevent duty has shaped universities. Are you a student or staff… https://t.co/ymSXMUHLaa
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1/7
2020
Basically, you never stop working. Your brain is always on. You constantly see parallels with your work wherever yo… https://t.co/IZfUJ3XLbj
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1/6
2020
2020 is gonna be my year of aggressive relaxation, I will not compromise my chill out time because of neoliberal ac… https://t.co/2gfkPPIRly
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1/2
2019
You might think the #10YearChallenge is silly. And maybe it is. But from the point of view of a #firstgen academic,… https://t.co/ea5gMaCjv5
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12/31
2019
Thatcher set the agenda for what followed. That's not to decry the real achievements of the Blair governments, but… https://t.co/nJ9oVSGagP
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12/30
2019
@nazimbharmal @nazifaz_ Get more involved in the union's internal democracy, and nag others to do son as well. For… https://t.co/CuhnycR0NnAnyone: *complains about work* Me: have you joined a trade union??
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeThe moral of a Christmas Carol is that it takes extreme supernatural intervention to get the rich to be generous so… https://t.co/4qodThZIX8
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12/27
2019
@StrathclydeUCU @USSEmployers @AlistairJarvis @ucu So much for the new social media strategy. Better rehire the one from spring 2018.
12/23
2019
Wow, this is what every trade union should aspire to. @UCU is getting there. https://t.co/ogXKUy22wg
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12/22
2019
1. You are not the Queen, you run a pension fund, so no Christmas messages ta 2. No we won’t be on your website ove… https://t.co/1kCU1JObtf
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike😮🤑😍Fantastic news: Yesterday #USS posted a statement of their values👇, which ought to silence, once & for all, the… https://t.co/Ag1rkOWPng
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeOh good. Just what @DrJoGrady and the rest of us have been waiting for. https://t.co/kdFf8BbSL4
12/21
2019
One of the biggest changes in academia during my career is not just the huge increase in bureaucratic burdens but a… https://t.co/LiJvSlX364
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeSolidarity, comrades. https://t.co/cAfVmcnQOSGood to see that the true colours of @SolidarityShark are revealed - what won't it eat? https://t.co/voxA4VtXSK
12/20
2019
New research by Newcastle university geography collective about Newcastle university : people and education and sch… https://t.co/2AKsuy7sjj
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12/18
2019
We utterly condemn Transport Secretary Grant Shapps' plans to curtail the right to strike on public transport. Not… https://t.co/BvLI6f3LGP
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strike @VerbingNouns @davechurchley @NewcastleUniUCU Yes deffo! We hope to be up and walking after the holidays, watch thi… https://t.co/tWiFhKkoR6
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeAnyone working in a university suffering from metricised performance management should read this piece, about the e… https://t.co/ervDcgFjnt
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12/17
2019
JEP2's main proposal re valuation & investment is to replace Test 1 w a dual discount rate: higher expected return… https://t.co/Ns4FzIVtO9
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeEven better, get active within your union. For those in @BirminghamUCU: we need you to join the committee, act as a… https://t.co/vXFVjB6U2q
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12/14
2019
Great work - @CourierOnline? https://t.co/ZAkedXbgcb
12/13
2019
Reader in Labour History Matt Perry, shares @NewcastleUniUCU experience of #StrikeAction for #Pay #Equality and… https://t.co/nOa5MNcgkT
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12/12
2019
@UCUNUbranch Do you need a loan of the egocentric @SolidarityShark to rabble-rouse?
12/11
2019
the killer diagram: how university staff turnover is concealed by employers. @ukhesa @officestudentshttps://t.co/yuUrQdnL0f
Retweeted by Newcastle University UCU may again be on strikeOk @NewcastleUniUCU folk - I popped into Ticket (the coffee shop with the green and white awning outside near Black… https://t.co/QqmghNKS6J
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12/9
2019

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