Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Dear colleague We are running another three cohorts of the very popular Transforming UCU, a development programme for workplace leaders. This isn’t like a normal trade union course. Participants take part in a comprehensive package of training, discussion and support delivered across two residential modules. Feedback from those taking part has been extremely positive.  We would now welcome

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Update on “restricted blended” guidance for levels 3 and 4

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK AND NEW PROTECTION LEVELS Dear colleagues, I am writing following the First Minister’s announcement that 11 local authority areas will be moving into Level 4 of Scotland’s Strategic Frameworkfrom 6pm on Friday 20 November. As the FM set out in Parliament, this difficult decision has been taken to protect the NHS, create the

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Information from UCU Scotland – November 2020

Latest UCU Branch guidance – The nomination period for the elected positions of UCU Scotland President and UCU Honorary Secretary, both of which provide a seat on the National Executive Committee, has been extended until 4pm, Tuesday 15 December. Candidates may submit to one or both positons. For further details on the extension, please click

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UCU has called on the Government and universities to switch to fully online teaching

Dear colleague, UCU has called on the government and universities to switch to fully online teaching as the default for the duration of next term. We have not taken this decision lightly but we believe that it is in the best interests of staff, students and the public. Read the story outlining our position here.

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Further information

Black Staff Group is now open to all UCU staff who identify as black

This group is open to all UCU staff who identify as black, and managers are asked to accommodate any staff who wish to attend the group’s meetings. DRAFT Terms of Reference for UCU Black Staff Group UCU Black Staff Group is intended to: 1. Help formulate, provide advice and feedback and, where appropriate, participate in

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Union Office working hours

Although the Union Office on campus has closed until further notice, it is open remotely and emails are being received and replied to on a regular basis. Working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and half day on Wednesdays.  In case of emergency you can call Pam

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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 (, in the

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