Dear colleague Since our national executive committee instructed me to write to vice-chancellors about the coronavirus outbreak two weeks ago, we have seen universities finally act to end face to face activities and close down other operations. However, many employers are still struggling to acknowledge the scale of the crisis and the change that will

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Dear Branch Members, The Branch Executive hopes that this communication finds you all fine and well and that everyone is coping with the challenges that work and personal life are throwing at us in these strange and everchanging times. As we briefly communicated to you last week, the Branch Executive offered to work in partnership

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Update on Corona Virus Friday 27 March

Update on UCU response to the virus outbreak We’ve provided a dedicated website area with advice for UCU members on the coronavirus. UCU general secretary Jo Grady wrote to members this week with an update on plans to keep the union functioning and protecting workers and the sectors we represent in this extraordinarily difficult period. Guidance on

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Information from UCU Scotland – March 2020

            Scotland branch briefing update – report Thanks to all the branches who participated in our “Zoom” briefing on Thursday, 26 March. You can see what was discussed on the UCU Scotland blog: TUC and STUC Covid-19 resources The Trades Union Congress and Scottish Trades Union Congress have each

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Further information

Union Office working hours

Although the Union Office has closed down until further notice, emails are being received and replied to, remotely. The working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and 1.30 – 5.00 on Wednesdays.  However, emails will be checked at other times during the week. Pam  (Mobile in case

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Alison Giles is taking over from Simon Jones as Treasurer

We would all like to thank Simon Jones very much for all the work he has undertaken as Treasurer for our UCU Stirling Branch, and also to thank Alison Giles for assuming this role in his place. 

Our UCU Stirling Branch Hardship Fund is now in operation

The first tranche of our UCU Stirling Branch Hardship Fund has been allocated to members suffering real hardship during the strike, due to the docking of their pay. If you would like to claim from the second tranche of the fund, please, initially, write to Pam ( explaining briefly why you wish to claim, and

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