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

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 and previous practice (no prior notification is required) has been confirmed. Regional Office advises clearly: … Continue reading 30th November Strike action: Advice to members

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

Why members should vote YES for action

The UCU ballot for industrial action over proposed changes to USS  closes on 14 September. In this video clip Institute of London UCU Branch president John Yandell explains why members should vote YES to action on pensions: http://www.youtube.com/user/ioelondonucu In response, the following comments from Alan Gregory will also be of interest: As joint president of … Continue reading Why members should vote YES for action