UCU General Secretary’s messages to members

Dear colleague Today, I officially start as General Secretary of our union. The record breaking increase in turn out in the GS election shows renewed enthusiasm in the union’s activities. And from today, we must push on further. We have shown what we can do when we stand together. In May, staff at Lambeth College

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TPS Update

Dear colleague, TPS update Since we last updated members in May, there have been developments regarding the valuation of the public sector pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). You will recall that the valuation resulted in big increases in employer’s contributions but potentially corresponding improvements for career average members with no member contribution

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UK News Roundup

Bradford and Nottingham strikes over contracts, jobs and pay Strikers were out in force at Nottingham and Bradford colleges this week. Nottingham members took action on Monday in a dispute against plans to impose new contracts which will leave many staff financially worse off, and which also include cuts to holiday and sick pay entitlements.

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UCU Scotland News Roundup and Policy Documents

1. Event – Biting the Ballot: Getting Ready for the Pay and Pensions Ballots Register now for the UCU Scotland organising session to mobilise activists and support branches to maximise the participation of members in the forthcoming USS and pay and equality ballots – and the subsequent industrial action. The event will take place on Saturday

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Further information

Reps’ Training Courses

There are several UCU Reps’ training courses confirmed which can be registered for now. These courses are free of charge and all transport and necessary accommodation are paid for. As we urgently need more Reps, please do consider attending these courses. UCU Reps 1, 27-29 August 2019, Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) Information and register here –

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Not sure about joining our UCU Stirling Branch? Watch this ….

If you are still wondering whether to join our UCU Stirling Branch, and asking yourself “what is in it for me?” take a look at this presentation to see all the benefits that you could gain by becoming a member. Press the SLIDE SHOW button and then the FROM THE BEGINNING button to gain the

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Our Branch urgently needs more Reps

UCU Scotland Training Courses – Register Now! There are two UCU training courses confirmed which can be registered for now. UCU Reps 1 – 27-29 August 2019 – Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) Information and register here – UCU Reps 2 – 3-5 December 2019 – Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here –

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