UCU Stirling Branch AGM – 19 August – 14.00 to 15.30

UCU Stirling Branch will be holding our AGM on 19 August from 14.00 to 15.30. Further details, plus the Agenda, will be circulated nearer the time. Please can you ensure that, if you wish to complete and send us a Nomination Form, it is received by us by the 5th August. Please send it to

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Latest updates from Jo Grady

  29 June 2021 Dear Colleague Over twenty thousand of you have now used our USS modeller to see how proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) will affect you personally. If you haven’t yet used the tool, please do so today: just input your date of birth and salary details. Please also complete the survey at the end which

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UCU Training – August to November 2021 – Free courses

            A number of online, tutor-led training courses for members working in Scotland are now open for registration: Rep 1 starting 23 August 2021  (running weekly over a 4 week period) Rep 1 starting 15  Nov 2021 (running weekly over a 4 week period) Representing members and introduction to case

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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

Relaunch of Black Staff Group

Last year, following the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we took the decision to relaunch the Black Staff Group at UCU. This group is up and running and we have met with the chair to discuss the priorities agreed at the group‘s inaugural meeting.   One focus of our recent discussion was a series of all staff emails circulated

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Information from UCU Higher Education Committee

Dear colleague Our higher education committee (HEC) met recently and made a number of important decisions. In regards to the UK level pay and USS matters, HEC considered the motions carried at the HE sector conference (HESC) on 2 June. HEC debated how best to develop the strategic and campaigning priorities resolved in the motions, how the motions related to each other, their similarities and differences, and how best to progress

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Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Dear colleague We are running another cohort 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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