Black Staff Group is now open to all UCU staff who identify as black

This group is open to all UCU staff who identify as black, and managers are asked to accommodate any staff who wish to attend the group’s meetings. DRAFT Terms of Reference for UCU Black Staff Group UCU Black Staff Group is intended to: 1. Help formulate, provide advice and feedback and, where appropriate, participate in

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Information from UCU Scotland – October 2020

Latest UCU Branch guidance  Reporting Covid-19 cases and closures  Branches are asked to continue reporting Covid-19 cases and closures at their institutions using the following link: Solidarity rally – Heriot Watt UCU branchOn Wednesday we hosted an online rally to save jobs at Heriot Watt University. The rally was supported by all of Scotland’s

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Latest branch circulars from Head Office

Please see below the latest branch circulars for your information. Covid crisis escalates Northumbria University has moved learning online after UCU members threatened to ballot for industrial action over Covid health and safety failings. Our regional official Iain Owens said: ‘It was the right decision for Newcastle’s universities to do but it should not have taken the

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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

USS update – Member webinar – November 6

    Member webinar What does your USS pension provide? Friday 6 November 14:00 This is the third in a series of webinars to help keep you up-to-date on USS, your pension and planning for the future.   Our Chief Pensions Officer Helen McEwan will introduce the session. She’ll be joined by our Head of

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Union Office working hours

Although the Union Office on campus has closed until further notice, it is open remotely and emails are being received and replied to on a regular basis. Working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and half day on Wednesdays.  In case of emergency you can call Pam

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Would you like to receive help from a Caseworker?

UCU Stirling Branch has a number of volunteer trained Caseworkers who are willing to assist other members when they have a problem at work. If you would like to contact a Caseworker for advice or to accompany you to a meeting, please complete this form and send it, in confidence, to Pam (, in the

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