The dates that Stirling Branch UCU will be on strike are: Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 FebruaryMonday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 MarchMonday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 MarchMonday 16 and Tuesday 17 March ______________________ Letter from Jo Grady, 19/02/20 Dear colleague Tomorrow members in

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STUC Conferences:  The Future of Public Ownership Organised through the STUC Research Network, this is conference explores the future of public ownership, and is for trade union members, organisers and officers, as well as researchers, academics and campaigners. Wednesday 26 February 2020, 09:30-16:00 Renfield St Stephens, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow Space is limited so please

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 UCU Scotland Congress 2020:  Delegates and Motions Registration is now open for UCU Scotland’s 2020 Congress (and dinner the night before) at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank, on 27 March 2020.  Branches are encouraged to send their full quota of delegates (three plus honorary secretary or executive committee member), all of whom are fully funded by

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71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health

  A UCU report says staff are working unpaid, holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills. The report says higher education staff are putting off long-term plans like starting a family and even struggling to pay day-to-day bills because of a lack of security and steady income. Over two-thirds of respondents (71%)

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Further information

Our UCU Stirling Branch Hardship Fund is now in operation

The first tranche of our UCU Stirling Branch Hardship Fund has been allocated to members suffering real hardship during the strike, due to the docking of their pay. If you would like to claim from the second tranche of the fund, please, initially, write to Pam ( explaining briefly why you wish to claim, and

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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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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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