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UCU Scotland Calendar

2019 SEPTEMBER 2019 Friday 27 September Executive Committee (Edinburgh, TBC) OCTOBER 2019 NOVEMBER 2019 Friday 1 November Officers’ Meeting DECEMBER 2019 Friday 6 December Executive Committee (Unison Offices, Edinburgh) 2020 JANUARY 2020 Friday 17 January Officers’ Meeting FEBRUARY 2020 Friday 7 February Executive Committee (NASUWT Offices, Edinburgh, TBC) MARCH 2020 Friday 6 March Officers’ Meeting

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News

71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health

  A UCU report says staff are working unpaid, holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills. The report says higher education staff are putting off long-term plans like starting a family and even struggling to pay day-to-day bills because of a lack of security and steady income. Over two-thirds of respondents (71%)

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Newly appointed Secretaries (a jointly filled role)

UCU Stirling Branch is very pleased to announce that the role of Secretary has now been jointly filled by Jaana Stewart and Peter Matthews. This role has remained vacant since Joe Smith resigned over a year ago.

TPS Update

Dear colleague, TPS update Since we last updated members in May, there have been developments regarding the valuation of the public sector pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). You will recall that the valuation resulted in big increases in employer’s contributions but potentially corresponding improvements for career average members with no member contribution

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Further information

Would you like to receive help from a Caseworker?

UCU Stirling Branch has a number of volunteer trained Caseworkers who are willing to assist other members when they have a problem at work. If you would like to contact a Caseworker for advice or to accompany you to a meeting, please complete this form and send it, in confidence, to Pam (pmcgibbon2@ucu.org.uk), in the

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Not sure about joining our UCU Stirling Branch? Watch this ….

If you are still wondering whether to join our UCU Stirling Branch, and asking yourself “what is in it for me?” take a look at this presentation to see all the benefits that you could gain by becoming a member. Press the SLIDE SHOW button and then the FROM THE BEGINNING button to gain the

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Our Branch urgently needs more Reps

UCU Scotland Reps’ Training Courses – Register Now! Reps 2 – 3-5 December 2019 – Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here – https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7800/UCU-reps Those wishing to register for courses should speak to their respective Branch in the first instance and please note courses must be attended in their entirety. Travel, food, and

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