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Come and celebrate the 1st anniversary of the ‘Great Strike’

Let’s all get together again and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Great Strike for Higher Education! Come to the Meadowpark on Friday 1st March, from 4.00pm onwards and PARTY!


Ballot for election of UCU national officers and executive

Ballot material for the election of UCU national officers and executive committee members will be arriving in the post over the next few days. You can find out more about the process here.  Please remember to use your vote and have your say on who is elected to these important roles within the union. All

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UCU Reps’ Training Programme – Free of charge

The UCU Reps‘ training programme is designed to equip reps with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively represent members. With this in mind there are still places available on the following courses Introduction to Learning Reps’ role and function, 5 March 2019, Birmingham. Duration: 1 day. For more about the course and a

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Cradle to Grave Conference, 16 February, Manchester

Come and join in the conversation at UCU’s Cradle to Grave conference, 16 February in Manchester. The Cradle to Grave series of conferences provide a unique opportunity to discuss current issues with top speakers from the world of politics and education. This year’s conference will take place in Manchester and Shadow Secretary of State for

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Further information

A ten point update on the USS dispute

A brief recap In April 2018 UCU members voted to set up a joint expert panel (JEP) to look at the USS valuation. Following this agreement, Universities UK formally withdrew its proposal to replace the guaranteed pension with a pension that would have been based on stock market performance. UCU estimated that this proposal, if

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UCU Calendar for the first half of 2019

The UCU Scotland calendar for the first part of 2019 gives an indication of the activities from January until the end of May. These could be subject to change so if you plan to attend any of them, it could be advisable to check first. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2019.docx

How to contact our Membership Team

A question we are frequently asked is “How do I contact the Membership Department?” Their email address is membership@ucu.org.uk and their telephone number is 0333 207 0719. If you are leaving Stirling and wish to cancel your subscription, transfer it to another location or transfer it to our Central Group for either retired or unemployed

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An update on Sally Hunt

An update on Sally Hunt: Sadly, she is still unwell and will not be back at work for some time. She wrote: Dear colleague For some years now I have managed multiple sclerosis (MS). It has never stopped me from doing my job properly on behalf of members. However the last year has been very

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