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Trade Unions

The University of Reading has a formal recognition agreement in place with one Trade Union, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU). 

UCU is recognised as the body representing academic and related and professional and managerial staff on matters of pay and conditions of service. Salary negotiations are carried out nationally, while conditions of service are a matter for local negotiation between the University and the Reading UCU on a termly basis.  In addition to this UCU Officers assist or represent members in personal cases when a difficulty arises between the member and the University. Officers of the Branch are annual appointments. View the UCU website.  

Union Representatives: 

President: Paul Hatcher (Biological Sciences)

Treasurer: Simone Knox (Film, Theatre and Television)

Secretary: Sally Pellow (RISIS)

Equality Officer: Melani Schroeter (Modern Languages and European Studies)

Health and Safety Officer and Casework Coordinator:  Fred Davis (Chemistry)

 

Ordinary committee members:

Rita Balestrini (Modern Languages an European Studies)

Nick Bardsley (Agriculture)

Chris Foye (Real Estate and Planning)

Irene Mueller-Harvey (Agriculture, Policy and Development)

 

Trade union facility time data

For the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
The University is required to report on Trade Union facility time annually under the requirements of the Trade Union Act. The following information is for the reporting period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018;

Employees in organisation

1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

Trade union representatives:

5

FTE trade union representatives:

4.35

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

0% of working hours:

0 representatives

1 to 50% of working hours:

5 representatives

51 to 99% of working hours:

0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total pay bill:

£157,030,000

Total cost of facility time:

£40,920.35

Percentage of pay spent on facility time:

0.026%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time:

1371.76

Hours spent on paid trade union activities:

342.94

Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities:

25.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UCU

 

 

 

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