The UCU position on pensions – what it gets right and what it gets wrong

Alan Gregory has written the piece below to highlight the key issues relating to the USS and the UCU position.   The UCU regards the current deficit as, in some ways, artificial.  In this I believe it is advocating a dangerous “head in the sand” approach to a very real problem.  Perhaps before getting into … Continue reading The UCU position on pensions – what it gets right and what it gets wrong

Consultation on the teaching day at Exeter

Dear colleagues,You may be aware that the University is currently consulting staff and students on proposals for extending the teaching day.  Details of the consultation and the proposals can be found at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/futureworkplaces/workstreams/teachingday/.This is a matter that staff and students alike feel very strongly about and it is important that your views are communicated clearly.  … Continue reading Consultation on the teaching day at Exeter

2014 Pay Negotiations started

The UCU has now set out the pay claim for 2014/15, and will start negotiations through JNCHES. Details of the claim and the timing of meetings are at http://fairpay.web.ucu.org.uk/2014/03/21/latest-he-claim-reiterates-dispute-claim/#.Uy_wZtwhMds The full claim, co-ordinated with the other HE Unions, is at http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/5/n/hepay_jointunionclaim14-15.pdf We will discuss this,  the implications for Exeter, and the on-gooing dispute about the unsettled … Continue reading 2014 Pay Negotiations started