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UCU Pay and Equality Ballot now open

Dear colleague, The national pay and equality ballot is now open. Expect to receive your ballot paper over the next few days. Your union has repeatedly called on university employers to work with us to tackle the gender pay gap, insecure contracts and excessive workloads, as well as to make an offer that seriously addresses the fall in

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UCU Reps’ Training Programme – Free of charge

The UCU Reps‘ training programme is designed to equip reps with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively represent members. With this in mind there are still places available on the following courses Health & Safety Reps 2, 6 to 8 Feb 2019, Southampton Duration: 3 days. For more about the course and a

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Cradle to Grave Conference, 16 February, Manchester

Come and join in the conversation at UCU’s Cradle to Grave conference, 16 February in Manchester. The Cradle to Grave series of conferences provide a unique opportunity to discuss current issues with top speakers from the world of politics and education. This year’s conference will take place in Manchester and Shadow Secretary of State for

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Black academics speak out over unfair pay

Over a dozen ethnic minority academics have come forward with allegations of unlawfully being paid less than white colleagues doing similar jobs. Read their stories in this BBC article including UCU’s call for universities to work with us to tackle insecure contracts which disproportionately impact women and ethnic minority staff. A UCU report looking at the

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Further information

UCU Calendar for the first half of 2019

The UCU Scotland calendar for the first part of 2019 gives an indication of the activities from January until the end of May. These could be subject to change so if you plan to attend any of them, it could be advisable to check first. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2019.docx

Will you be commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day? – January 27th

Dear Colleague, Holocaust Memorial Day is observed annually on January 27. It is the day every year that we commemorate the memories of the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is ‘Torn from home’ and encourages audiences to

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How to contact our Membership Team

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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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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