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Please remember Sally Hunt in your thoughts

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By

Dear colleague For some years now I have managed multiple sclerosis (MS). It has never stopped me from doing my job properly on behalf of members. However the last year has been very high pressured as you can imagine. I wanted you to know that on doctors’ orders I have been told to rest for

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The Results of the Ballot are here

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By

Dear colleague The results of the ballot are now available here. You will see that despite the enormous efforts made by the Union – with branches and UCU staff working hand in hand – very few institutions have achieved the 50% turnout required by the law before industrial action is possible. It is very frustrating

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UCU Scotland Calendar: 2018 – 2019

Oct 17th, 2018 | By

See below a link to UCU Scotland’s meetings and conferences for the remainder of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. If you would like to attend any of these, please let Dan Schirn know  (dschirn@ucu.org.uk). Dan is based in the UCU Glasgow Office. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2018-2019.pdf



Sally Hunt will be absent from work due to illness

Oct 17th, 2018 | By

Dear colleague As you may already be aware, (from the email below that was circulated recently), the general secretary, Sally Hunt, will be absent from work over the coming period. Over the last few days I have had numerous communications from members asking about the leadership of the union during her absence. I would like

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How to contact our Membership Department

Sep 19th, 2018 | By

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

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

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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UCU wins right to strike for migrant workers

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

After months of campaigning by UCU, including most recently the threat of legal action, the home secretary Sajid Javid has 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

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USS Update

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

The employer consultation on the proposed increases to member and employer contributions, and the removal of the match, to address the 2017 valuation is now live and will run until 5pm on 2 November 2018. As explained in our recent member update, both employer and member contributions are proposed to increase (subject to any amendments

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Subscription rates for 2018/19 only very slightly higher

Jul 24th, 2018 | By

Each year our Stirling Branch UCU keeps its local subscription rates as low as possible, and for this new 2018/2019 year, we have managed to keep our local  rates the same as last year. The main UCU rates have increased only very slightly. You can see the new rates here. They are now in effect

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The Friday email

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

A message of thanks from Sally Hunt Following Sally Hunt’s announcement last week she received thousands of messages from members. Sally wishes to pass on her heartfelt thanks for your support and good wishes. See here for the full update including: In the news Jailed anti-fracking protesters petition Getting the vote out at Queen’s University Belfast Staff

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