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Referendum on final Brexit deal – Consultation with UCU members

Dear colleague At its recent meeting the national executive committee (NEC) agreed to my recommendation that the union consult members on whether to support a second referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the UK government. There are a range of views about Brexit within the union. However the NEC was clear that the

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Transforming Lives – One of our best campaigns

Dear colleague In my opinion Transforming Lives is one of the best campaigns this union has run. By using the real stories of teachers and learners the project demonstrates the real value of further education to the wider world and clearly articulates the need for proper funding and support for the sector. Please see below

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Health and Safety Reps’ course – Glasgow, August 2018

A Health and Safety Reps’ course is being arranged in Glasgow on 20, 21 and 22 August 2018 . Please register here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7813/HS-1-Induction-Health–safety-reps-role-and-functions-20-22-August-2018-Glasgow This course is free of charge to members and the information gained will be very useful for your future.

Further information

Subscription rates for 2018/19 only very slightly higher

Our Stirling Branch UCU has kept its local subscription rates the same as last year and the main UCU rates have increased only very slightly. You can see the new rates here. They will be in effect from 1st September 2018 until 31st August 2019.

Higher education pay and equality campaign

Members in higher education have voted to reject the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association’s final below inflation pay offer of 2%, and as part of the consultative ballot have resoundingly voted for industrial action in the latest campaign for pay and equality in higher education. 82% of members responding to the consultation voted to reject

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The Friday email – Campaigns and other information

You can read all our latest campaign information here. Higher education pay This week we revealed accounts showing the chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) Professor Madeleine Atkins received a 96% pay rise with a package worth £554,648 last year. Another kick in the teeth for members following a derisory offer

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Various important conferences in 2018

 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference The 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference is also being held in October. Held at Caird Hall, Dundee the Conference runs on Monday and Tuesday 29th-30th October 2018. The deadline for motions is 3rd August 2018  to be submitted to mmathison@ucu.org.uk. Motions have a limit of 300 words and should relate

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