Monthly Archives: November 2011

30th November: Exeter UCU Picket Piccies

Just a few snaps of members of Exeter UCU on the pickets at Streatham Drive and Stocker Road, in defence of USS pensions: Well done to everyone who joined the picket, especially those that started at 7.30!

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UCU Gains Members

The UCU’s national Head of Campaigns, Matt Waddup, reports that in the run-up to the industrial action of 30 November, “three times as many people are joining the union as normal.” Given that this is a tough time to take … Continue reading

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30th November Strike action: Advice to members

The UCU has been contacted by a number of members who have been asked by their College administrators to provide notice of any intention to undertake industrial action on 30 November. We have sought the advice of our Region Office … Continue reading

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Branch meeting minutes: 15/11/2011

Tuesday 15 November 2011 at 15.00 L6 Laver Building, Streatham Campus Alan Gregory introduced Michael MacNeil to a well-attended branch meeting. MM reported on discussions with the Director of HR (Stephen Cooper), with Alan Gregory (Joint President) and Nick Birbeck … Continue reading

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Committee meeting minutes: 15/11/2011

Tuesday 15 November 2011 at 13.00 1E Queens Building, Streatham Campus Present: Alan Gregory (Joint President and Chair), Paul Sandy, Nick Birbeck, Tom Bunting, Joseph Melling (minutes), Justin Pollard, Carolyn Walker (INTO), Juliette Stephenson. Attending: Michael MacNeil, Nova Gresham (UCU … Continue reading

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Campaigns Update 18th November 2011

In this week’s campaigns update: 30 November – tens of thousands more public sector workers vote to join pensions strike More UCU branches vote for action USS talks begin and UCU challenges the valuation of the scheme Northumberland College fends … Continue reading

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Campaigns Update 11th November 2011

In this week’s campaigns update: General Secretary counters Times Higher attacks on UCU November 30 – Building for action across the whole union USS work-to-contract in the national press Select committee backs UCU calls for greater regulation of for-profits Privatisation … Continue reading

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