Report on EGM (6/April/2018)

Thanks to everyone who came to the Emergency General Meeting yesterday and apologies to those who couldn't come.  We had good debates on four motions and all were passed, two with amendments.  Our President also reported on motions passed by the Committee regarding the appointment of the new DVC Research, and encouraging PhD external examiners … Continue reading Report on EGM (6/April/2018)

REMINDER: Consultation on 2015 proposed changes to USS pension scheme

Please ensure that you make your views heard about the proposed changes to your pension!  You can respond up until 22 May.  The consultation website is here: http://www.ussconsultation.co.uk/members The website includes other resources: modeller detailed consultation document videos on changes Q & As Please respond to the consultation. UCU guidance on ideas for how to … Continue reading REMINDER: Consultation on 2015 proposed changes to USS pension scheme

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 off Newcastle College Group’s advances UCU calls for urgent policy rethink as youth unemployment hits … Continue reading Campaigns Update 18th November 2011

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 under the spotlight at De Montfort University 27 universities and colleges seek to cut fees … Continue reading Campaigns Update 11th November 2011

Campaigns Update 4th November 2011

In this week’s campaigns update:  Unions respond to improved public sector pensions offer Government withdraws college governance reforms UCU delivers stinging rebuke to for-profit chief Leaked documents increase fears over Northumberland College merger UCU members ‘getting their lives back’ by doing their jobs Stress levels increasing in further and higher education University of East Anglia … Continue reading Campaigns Update 4th November 2011

USS Campaign Update special

News from the USS dispute - talks agreed - work-to-contract continues As reported by the General Secretary in her letter to members earlier today, UCU presented proposals for talks to the USS employers this week. Following today's (Thursday's) meeting of the USS joint negotiating committee, the welcome result is that discussions will begin shortly around … Continue reading USS Campaign Update special

Campaigns Update 28 October 2011

In this week’s campaigns update: News from the USS JNC – UCU and employers agree to talks – work-to-contract continues Education sector unites to lobby parliament on Teachers' Pension Scheme Gearing up for 30 November College reforms will increase risk of mismanagement and make corruption easier, warns UCU Figures reveal slump in university applications Public … Continue reading Campaigns Update 28 October 2011