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Grady or O'Neill

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JC4PMPLZ · 27/04/2019 18:43

I am torn. I think O'Neill, but would like to hear other thoughts.

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JC4PMPLZ · 24/05/2019 13:23

Grady has done it on second prefs. Crikey.

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Pota · 24/05/2019 13:29

I thought she would get elected. Given the stuff blowing up about Trinity, Cam voting to leave the USS, I think she will have a huge task on her hands. Sadly I think she will realise soon that it’s much easier to tweet witty critique of the bosses to your followers than to actually lead the union. All the theory in the world isn’t going to help then and she has never even led a branch (and we know that early career academia isn’t the best for developing leadership skills).


Upzadaizy · 24/05/2019 15:41

OK so all of us that some people like to slur as T*s are now not going to get union support.


GCAcademic · 25/05/2019 11:36


DirtyDennis · 28/05/2019 11:41

Have people resigned from UCU following Grady's election?

I have contacted them today and terminated my membership.


GCAcademic · 28/05/2019 20:31

Yes, I did it over the weekend. The disgraceful spectacle of Congress voting down a motion in defence of academic freedom to debate issues of sex and gender vindicated my decision.


DirtyDennis · 29/05/2019 12:50

Yep, that was really sad to see at Congress Sad


Pota2 · 29/05/2019 21:06

Well, the pensions thing is already kicking off now. JG has written a letter urging Trinity to change its mind. I doubt that will happen and I think the USS is in real trouble.

The Congress happenings were ludicrous. The GC academics who tabled the motion reported that delegates came up to them in tears saying that they had been too scared to vote in favour of it. That’s the sort of culture this idiot is fostering. I have also resigned. Pissed off about my pension though but with someone like this in charge of the union, I think it’s pretty worthless anyway so I would rather spend my 25 quid a month on something else.

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