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UCU General Secretary election result

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

The ballot to elect UCU’s next General Secretary has closed and we are now able to announce the result. Dr Jo Grady (University of Sheffield) has been elected as the next General Secretary of UCU. Her term of office will begin as soon as she is able to take up the position. The scrutineers’ report

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News Roundup and Policy Documents

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

UCU Scotland education conference video and documents – a resource for branches UCU Scotland has produced a video and policy discussion documents to help branches develop policy and hold policy discussions on issues of key interest and concern to members.  As well as developing policy through motions and at UCU UK and Scottish congresses, the union

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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 Training Courses – Register Now! There are several UCU training courses confirmed which can be registered for now. UCU Trade Unions and the Environment – Green Reps role – 12 June – Glasgow Information and register here – https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/9967/Trade-unions-and-the-environment—Green-Reps-role-function–influence UCU Reps 1 – 27-29 August 2019 – Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt University) Information and register

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The HE joint trade union claim 2019/20

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

The Higher Education (HE) joint trade union claim 2019/20 has been agreed by the five HE unions – EIS, GMB, Unison, Unite and UCU and submitted to Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) recently; and it can be found here. The joint union claim covers the key UCU policy issues on pay, gender pay, precarious

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There is still time to apply to go to the UK wide Congress

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

We would like to encourage our branch members to register as delegate(s) for UCU’s UK-wide congress, which, this year takes place in Harrogate.  Very few delegates from Scotland have registered to date, and this is the key decision-making body of our Union. As usual, registration can be done on-line.  This is the link for branches

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Inquiry into racial harassment in higher education

Mar 15th, 2019 | By

The Equality and Human Rights Commission 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 wanted to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards.

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How to contact our Membership Team

Jan 9th, 2019 | 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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Lunchtime ‘Byte’ – Workload discussion

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

UCU STIRLING BRANCH GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 12 December Details to follow