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Higher education pay and equality consultation

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

Members in higher education have voted to reject the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association’s final below inflation pay offer of 2%, and as part of the consultative ballot have resoundingly voted for industrial action in the latest campaign for pay and equality in higher education. 82% of members responding to the consultation voted to reject

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Stop Trump. Demonstrations and events

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

Stop Trump – demonstrate Friday 13 July Donald Trump is coming to the UK on 13 July and thousands are preparing to join together to protest against the politics of fear and division and to celebrate our diversity. Events are taking place across the UK between 12-14 July and there will be a march in

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The Friday email – Campaigns and other information

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

You can read all our latest campaign information here.



Referendum on final Brexit deal – Consultation with UCU members

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

Dear colleague At its recent meeting the national executive committee (NEC) agreed to my recommendation that the union consult members on whether to support a second referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the UK government. There are a range of views about Brexit within the union. However the NEC was clear that the

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Transforming Lives – One of our best campaigns

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

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. Please see below

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Various important conferences in 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference The 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference is also being held in October. Held at Caird Hall, Dundee the Conference runs on Monday and Tuesday 29th-30th October 2018. The deadline for motions is 3rd August 2018 so if you could please submit any motions to Murdo by Monday 23rd July 2018

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Health and Safety Reps’ course – Glasgow, August 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

A Health and Safety Reps’ course is being arranged in Glasgow on 20, 21 and 22 August 2018 . Please register here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7813/HS-1-Induction-Health–safety-reps-role-and-functions-20-22-August-2018-Glasgow This course is free of charge to members and the information gained will be very useful for your future.



Focus group on gender based violence support cards

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

We are working to help Universities Scotland produce a support card for staff working in higher education.  The idea is that staff will be issued with the cards so that they are able to deal appropriately in the event of a student or staff member disclosing that they have been a subject of gender based

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Workload Campaign

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

UCU Scotland have produced leaflets based on research carried out in 2016 on the amount of hours worked by academic staff.  The leaflets entitled ‘It’s Your Time, Let’s Get It Back’ ask people to sign up to a campaign calling on universities to work with the union to tackle increasing workloads and work related stress. 

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It’s still not too late to claim or donate – Our Local Hardship Fund

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

If you participated in the industrial action called by UCU in support of the USS Pensions Campaign during February/March 2018, and the University has docked pay from you as a result, you may still be entitled to apply to the Branch’s Local Hardship Fund. The Local Hardship Fund prioritises: Staff on insecure contracts, i.e. those

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