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On the 8th March, unknown to the staff at Coventry University, the University revealed that it had registered its staff association, the Staff Consultative Group, as a union and signed a recognition agreement with it. CU Group board meeting minutes from March 2016 show that the Group considered this as a way of preventing unions from applying for recognition.

A petition has been started calling for the University to derecognise their company union and recognise University College Union (UCU), gaining 9,502 signatures at the time of writing this.

Commenting, Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South said: 

“I have written to the Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, Professor John Latham, raising my concerns about the actions of Coventry University Group (CUG) in relation to staff representation and trade union recognition, pointing out the need to review this decision. The approach taken shows a worrying disregard for the wishes of CUG staff and their right to meaningful collective bargaining on the issues of concern.”

“I believe, as The Labour Party always has, that strong trade union representation is tremendously important. I am proud of the link between trade unions and the Labour Party. I have urged the University to change its course, reconsider this approach and agree to an appropriate recognition agreement with the University and College Union (UCU) in accordance with the wishes of staff.”

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Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Jim Cunningham MP

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

Jim Cunningham, Member of Parliament for Coventry South, is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to support his work in Parliament. The successful applicant must be able to work to tight deadlines and manage a challenging workload, both independently and working closely with the constituency office. 

The role will include:

Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues;

Providing research briefings for Parliamentary debates and key policy issues

Drafting Parliamentary questions and correspondence

Supporting Mr Cunningham in his Parliamentary duties, including with bills, Early Day, Motions, and speeches

Providing generalist admin support;

Managing and monitoring all communications to the Westminster Office

Maintaining a strong link between Westminster and the Constituency Office

Undertaking specific policy casework as appropriate

We are looking for someone who;

Is a disciplined self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised and to manage and prioritise a challenging workload

Has an awareness and understanding of current political issues

Has excellent verbal and written communication skills

Understands the role and needs of an MP’s office

Closing Date: 16 March 2018

Interview/Start Dates

The closing date is Friday 16th March but may be brought forward if a suitable applicant is found before this date.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th March in London.

Application Details

Please send your C.V and a covering letter to Adam Farrell, Office Manager at the following email address - adam.farrell@parliament.uk

 

Website: http://www.jimcunningham.org.uk

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"Due to the weather, my three constituency surgeries are cancelled this evening. Apologies for any inconvenience but the safety ofmy staff and constituents must come first. Anyone who needs advice/ support can email me - jim.cunningham.mp@parliament.uk"

 

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"Due to the weather, my three constituency surgeries are cancelled this evening. Apologies for any inconvenience but the safety ofmy staff and constituents must come first. Anyone who needs advice/...


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