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Update on “restricted blended” guidance for levels 3 and 4

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK AND NEW PROTECTION LEVELS Dear colleagues, I am writing following the First Minister’s announcement that 11 local authority areas will be moving into Level 4 of Scotland’s Strategic Frameworkfrom 6pm on Friday 20 November. As the FM set out in Parliament, this difficult decision has been taken to protect the NHS, create the

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Apply now: Transforming UCU: workplace leaders’ programme

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

Dear colleague We are running another three cohorts of the very popular Transforming UCU, a development programme for workplace leaders. This isn’t like a normal trade union course. Participants take part in a comprehensive package of training, discussion and support delivered across two residential modules. Feedback from those taking part has been extremely positive.  We would now welcome

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

Oct 13th, 2020 | By

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 – November 2020

May 12th, 2020 | By

Latest UCU Branch guidance – The nomination period for the elected positions of UCU Scotland President and UCU Honorary Secretary, both of which provide a seat on the National Executive Committee, has been extended until 4pm, Tuesday 15 December. Candidates may submit to one or both positons. For further details on the extension, please click

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Union Office working hours

Mar 31st, 2020 | By

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?

Sep 10th, 2019 | By

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 (pmcgibbon2@ucu.org.uk), in the

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UCU has called on the Government and universities to switch to fully online teaching

Aug 7th, 2019 | By

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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Not sure about joining our UCU Stirling Branch? Watch this ….

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

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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UCU warns of ‘damaging consequences’ of funding cut for Scottish universities

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

Recently UCU warned ministers that a £1bn funding deal for Scotland’s universities could have ‘damaging consequences’ for the sector. With funding levels not having risen in line with inflation, UCU warned that the higher education sector was facing further real terms cuts. Speaking to STV following the announcement of the funding allocations for universities for 2019/20, UCU Scotland official Mary

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Our Branch urgently needs more Reps

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

UCU Scotland Reps’ Training Courses – Register Now! Reps 2 – 3-5 December 2019 – Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here – https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7800/UCU-reps Those wishing to register for courses should speak to their respective Branch in the first instance and please note courses must be attended in their entirety. Travel, food, and

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