Yesterday was the last UoNUCU branch committee meeting for Joe; he is off to pastures new – indeed (and here is another brain drain for UoN), he is leaving HE to take up a far better paid job outside. Joe has been at this university for about 7 years 7 months, working as a Learning Applications Developer in the Learning Technology Team, University of Nottingham Libraries. But more importantly for us, he has been a hugely respected member of the University of Nottingham UCU Committee, first as a member and then as APM officer for 3 years and 6 months. He was the Casework Coordinator for the last two years, an unenviable role, given the increase in casework we have seen in the last year and half. He was the go-to person for advice on all aspects of casework, and of course a caseworker himself. “Grumpy Joe’s” opinions were brilliant to listen to and (mostly) heed. The committee expressed their gratitude yesterday, at BC, and thanked him for all he has done for the branch. He will be sorely missed. We wish him well and know he will continue to battle for workers’ rights in his new place of employment. Farewell comrade.
UCU Branch committee
24 November 2021.