The JNCC, as part of the employee relations agreement and structure, aims to enhance effective communication throughout the University to achieve greater participation and involvement of all members of staff.


The latest minutes of the JNCC are available to University staff:

Constituency of members

The JNCC comprises University management representatives and representatives of the recognised trade unions.

The membership of the JNCC is based upon the representation for the trade unions, based upon a calculation of 2 representatives plus 1 representative for every 250 trade union members or part thereof for each trade union, and an equivalent number of University Management representatives.

Organisation Number of members
University management 13
Total 26


The Chair of the JNCC is rotated for each meeting between University Management and the Trade Unions, on an alternative basis.

Current membership

Membership for the academic year 2018/19 is as follows:

Representing Name Appointment (department)
UCU Ana Duarte Joint President (Centre for Health Economics)
UCU Joanna de Groot Joint President (History)
UCU Geoff Wall
Vice President (English and Related Literature)
UCU James Cussens Honorary Secretary (Computer Science)
UCU John Issitt Treasurer (Education)
UCU Stephen Minta (English and Related Literature)
UNISON Francess Daly Chair (Law)
UNISON Jenny Underhill Branch Secretary (Security Services)
UNISON Karen Harper (Health Sciences)
UNISON Anne Stroughair Treasurer (Physics)
UNITE Richard Armitage Chair (Physics)
UNITE Bob Hide Secretary (Physics)
University Management Jo Horsburgh Registrar and Secretary
University Management Jeremy Lindley Director of Finance
University Management Stephen Talboys Director of Estates and Campus Services
University Management Joss Ivory Director of HR
In attendance Janet Haffegee HR Partner
In attendance Kate Slade HR Adviser, Secretary


The JNCC is a semi autonomous committee with the authority to discuss issues and make certain decisions (as outlined in the Employee Relations Agreement and Structure). There will, however, be occasions where the JNCC will need to refer to other committees for information and/or approval.


The JNCC has three specific Sub Committees which are constituted on an ad-hoc basis following referral from JNCC Committee on issues specific to the individual Trade Unions:

  • Sub-JNCC UCU
  • Sub-JNCC Unison
  • Sub-JNCC Unite

The JNCC also has Special Interest Groups relating to specific ongoing issues:

  • Car Park Working Group
  • Policy Development Group

The JNCC has occasional Joint Temporary Working Groups formed for a finite period to discuss specific stand alone issues.

Calendar of meetings

JNCC meeting dates are in the University Calendar of Meetings.

Trade union links

The University of York promotes employee relations and encourages staff to review the links with the JNCC: