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Sadly, Sally Hunt has had to resign

An update on Sally Hunt: Sadly, she has felt that the time has come for her to resign as General Secretary. We have sent to Sally, on behalf of our UCU Stirling Branch, a card and a small gift, to thank her for all her tireless work on everyone’s behalf. She wrote: Dear friends, You

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Inquiry into racial harassment in higher education

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs), such as universities or higher education colleges. They want to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015

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Transforming Lives – One of our best campaigns

Dear colleague In my opinion Transforming Lives is one of the best campaigns this union has run. By using the real stories of teachers and learners the project demonstrates the real value of further education to the wider world and clearly articulates the need for proper funding and support for the sector. Sally Hunt UCU

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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, 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 a

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Further information

USS: Information on the cessation of the Match.

Further to the last USS member communication, please follow the link below for more information on cessation of the Match. https://www.uss.co.uk/members/members-home/retirement-articles/2019/employers-will-stop-making-their-match-contributions A brief recap In April 2018 UCU members voted to set up a joint expert panel (JEP) to look at the USS valuation. Following this agreement, Universities UK formally withdrew its proposal to replace

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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

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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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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