UCU Election Candidates’ Statement on Academic Freedom and Trans Inclusion

This statement was drafted in February 2020 by UCU Commons members David Harvie and Mark Pendleton, along with Annie Goh and Stan Papoulias, who were standing in that year’s elections to NEC. They invited other candidates to sign: a further 30 did so. You can see the original statement and signatories here. It was reissued during last year’sContinue reading “UCU Election Candidates’ Statement on Academic Freedom and Trans Inclusion”

UCU Commons Candidates for Equalities Standing Committees

A commitment to intersectional equalities work is central to UCU Commons, as set out in the first of our core values, where we state that we are for equality in all its forms. We are unequivocally committed to making our union and our workplaces trans-inclusive. We are anti-racist, anti-colonial, and opposed to the hostile environment.Continue reading “UCU Commons Candidates for Equalities Standing Committees”

UCU Commons Statement on the Labour Party, Transphobia, and LGBTQ+ Solidarity

Content warning: some transphobic language is quoted in this statement. UCU Commons writes today to stand in solidarity with all our trans, non-binary and gender diverse colleagues, comrades and students. We vehemently oppose all forms of transphobia and queerphobia, and we recognise that biphobia, homophobia, queerphobia and transphobia all amount to the same thing: bigotryContinue reading “UCU Commons Statement on the Labour Party, Transphobia, and LGBTQ+ Solidarity”