This is the start of the next phase of UCU’s national campaign to secure a better future for everyone working and studying in UK Higher Education. We need to make sure that this first day of strike action in 2023 is as big as possible to remind employers that our national negotiators have the full … Continue reading Exeter UCU strike action: Wednesday 1 February
Why is it so important to vote in the Four Fights and USS pensions ballots? Members of the Exeter UCU branch Committee give their thoughts as we enter the last 24/36/48 hours of voting (depending on how reliable you think Royal Mail is!)
The branch Committee have sent this open letter to our Vice-Chancellor calling for an urgent response to the latest official assessment of the USS pension scheme.
The USS pensions scandal in numbers. If you have the stomach for it...
The Four Fights dispute includes a national UCU demand on staff pay: an increase to all spine points on the national pay scale of £2,500.* That sounds like quite a lot of money, so why do UCU (and this Exeter Branch) consider it to be an entirely reasonable request? Every Exeter UCU member can check … Continue reading “Help! I’ve been downgraded”: the state of pay at Exeter
The ballot is now open for UCU members nationwide in the ongoing Four Fights dispute over casualisation, workload, pay and equality in the HE workplace. Let's focus on the first of those areas: casualisation. Casualisation remains a serious problem at the University of Exeter, despite some hard-fought victories in recent years by the Exeter UCU … Continue reading Casualisation at UoE is still a serious problem, so what can Exeter UCU members do about it?
Four basic questions to get you all started.