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USS update – Member webinar

Sep 8th, 2020 | By

Member webinar Our role in protecting members’ pensions Thursday 17 September 15:30 This is the second in a series of webinars to help keep you up to date on the scheme, your pension and planning for the future. Register to take part This time our Chief Pensions Officer Helen McEwan will be joined by new

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Help decide the next phase of our response to Covid at the 30 September special HE sector conference (SHESC) 

Sep 8th, 2020 | By

Help decide the next phase of our response to Covid at the 30 September special HE sector conference (SHESC)  Finally, please don’t forget about the special higher education sector conference on 30 September. This will make important decisions about the next phase in the union’s response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, including how to defend

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Information from UCU Scotland – September 2020

May 12th, 2020 | By

Latest UCU branch guidance  Updated Scottish Government guidance for Universities Updated Scottish Government guidance for universities, colleges and accommodation providers on safe returns to campus was published this week. UCU welcomed the recognition that it won’t be campus life as normal this year, but expressed concerns that remote learning is not explicitly the default position,

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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.  Pam  (Mobile in case of emergency: 07761 976102)



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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Latest branch circulars from Head Office

Sep 3rd, 2019 | By

Please see below the latest branch circulars for your information. UCU/1038 On-line interim Congress, 28-30 October 2020: arrangements including registration and late motionsThe arrangements for an on-line interim Congress meeting are issued here, including registration (deadline: 17:00, Friday 16 October) and the submission of late motions and amendments (deadline: 12 noon, Friday 2 October). There

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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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UCU General Secretary’s messages to members

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

Dear colleague Today, I officially start as General Secretary of our union. The record breaking increase in turn out in the GS election shows renewed enthusiasm in the union’s activities. And from today, we must push on further. We have shown what we can do when we stand together. In May, staff at Lambeth College

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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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