Endorsement from Professor Bill Cooke, University of York

I am really proud to endorse Dr Jo Grady for General Secretary of UCU.

I have known her for nearly all of her academic career, and she stands out as smart and committed to the idea of a Union that works innovatively for all its members.

In her work on the pensions dispute with colleagues on USSbriefs, she demonstrated the technical nous required of a General Secretary, but also motivated a number of us through difficult times. She is motivated by solidarity for all members of UCUFE and HE, lecturers and administrators; and her manifesto sets out a strong vision for a new, twenty-first century UCU.

I will be voting for Jo Grady, and hope you do too.