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Season’s and New Year Greetings to All Our Members

We would like to wish all our members the very best for the end of 2018 and the start of 2019. Thank you all so much for all your support. It is so much appreciated. Please view our greetings card on Full Screen.  


The Results of the Ballot are here

Dear colleague The results of the ballot are now available here. You will see that despite the enormous efforts made by the Union – with branches and UCU staff working hand in hand – very few institutions have achieved the 50% turnout required by the law before industrial action is possible. It is very frustrating

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UCU wins right to strike for migrant workers

After months of campaigning by UCU, including most recently the threat of legal action, the home secretary Sajid Javid has announced that he will be changing the immigration rules to ensure that migrant workers will now be able to play a full part in legal strike action without fearing the impact on their immigration status. This is

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USS Update

The employer consultation on the proposed increases to member and employer contributions, and the removal of the match, to address the 2017 valuation is now live and will run until 5pm on 2 November 2018. As explained in our recent member update, both employer and member contributions are proposed to increase (subject to any amendments

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Further information

Please remember Sally Hunt in your thoughts

Dear colleague For some years now I have managed multiple sclerosis (MS). It has never stopped me from doing my job properly on behalf of members. However the last year has been very high pressured as you can imagine. I wanted you to know that on doctors’ orders I have been told to rest for

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UCU Scotland Calendar: 2018 – 2019

See below a link to UCU Scotland’s meetings and conferences for the remainder of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. If you would like to attend any of these, please let Dan Schirn know  (dschirn@ucu.org.uk). Dan is based in the UCU Glasgow Office. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2018-2019.pdf

How to contact our Membership Department

A question we are frequently asked is “How do I contact the Membership Department?” Their email address is membership@ucu.org.uk and their telephone number is 0333 207 0719. If you are leaving Stirling and wish to cancel your subscription, transfer it to another location or transfer it to our Central Group for either retired or unemployed

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Solidarity with imprisoned Turkish academic

Lend your support for a University of Aberdeen (CISRUL) PhD graduate Dr Hanifi Bariş who was arrested on 4th July and is currently being detained in a Turkish prison. He has been charged with “posting items of criminal content” on his social media pages. Please read and sign the online petition – https://chn.ge/2KREwSj – calling for his immediate release and

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