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Donation given in support of Turkish academics

UCU President Rob Goodfellow recently spoke at UCU Scotland Congress on the plight of Turkish academics and teachers who, amongst other things, have been subject to dismissal, employment blacklisting, passport seizure and denial of medical care.  The Turkish Trade Union, Egitim Sen, is paying monthly sums to affected individuals and efforts are being made to

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Draft Code of Governance

The new draft code of governance has been issued and can be accessed here.  On first reading it appears that there are certainly improvements on the old code but there are also areas that can still be improved.  The deadline for submissions on the draft code was 21 June.  UCU Scotland will be submitting further

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Following on from our recent Brexit Round Table

Our UCU Stirling Branch held a Brexit Round Table on Thursday 25 May, where 6 speakers gave information from various perspectives and answered questions on Brexit. Following on from the meeting, we are planning to form a Brexit Working Group that would report to our Branch periodically on any important information that might be of

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Training: Effective Negotiating and Bargaining, 28-30 August, Aberdeen

An ‘Effective Negotiating and Bargaining’ course is being held in Aberdeen from 28-30 August. Course details and registration is available here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8719/Effective-negotiating-and-bargaining-28—30-August-2017-Aberdeen

Further information

Gender Identity Guides

You can see two very useful documents here, one on Gender Identity and one on an LGBT Guide to Language in Use: https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8600/Guide-to-Gender-Identity-May-17/pdf/Guide_to_gender_identity_may_17.pdf https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8602/LGBT-a-guide-to-language-in-use-May-17/pdf/LGBT__language_May_17.pdf

Anti-casualisation activism: training day

Anti-casualisation activism: priority-setting and training day, 24 June 2017 If you are a Branch rep or an activist on insecure contracts who wants to be active in the campaign against casualisation, this event is for you. Further details can be found here: 24 June, London, 10:30am – 4pm.

Call for messages of support – Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth Marjon University call for messages of support over redundancies Plymouth Marjon University (formerly The University of St Mark & St John) is in the process of pushing through 86 to 75 FTE redundancies in order to adapt to falling student enrolments and a reduction in projected income, while rejecting alternatives offered by staff and

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Gender pay gap in HE – our new report

UCU’s 2015/16 higher education gender pay gap data report, published today, shows that the gap remains at 12% for all academics. This is driven by a continuing gender imbalance among senior academics, with women making up more than half of early career academics but only 23% of professors at universities UK wide.