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Pensions Under Attack

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR STIRLING MEMBERS. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT as the vote will not be considered valid unless we have at least a 50% turnout. PLEASE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO USE THEIR VOTE. Universities UK have announced their desire to close the Defined Benefit of the USS pension and

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Listen again to Carlo Morelli’s talk on USS Pensions

Nov 7th, 2017 | By

At our recent USS Pensions Update Meeting, Carlo Morelli gave a very informative talk. To listen to what he said on the subject of USS Pensions, follow this link. http://listenagain.stir.ac.uk/media/keep/ucu_pensions/USS_Pensions_-_20171101_125626_7.mp3



Latest information from UCU Scotland

Oct 20th, 2017 | By

Dear colleague Please see here for nominations received for equality officer of UCU Scotland and note that the ballot will be taking place between 1 February and 1 March 2018. Best wishes UCU Scotland              



Free membership for PhD Teaching Students

Oct 18th, 2017 | By

UCU is now offering free membership to PhD Teaching Students for 4 years! This is a unique opportunity for you to join our Union and take advantage of all that we can offer our members. See here for our presentation. It is very quick to join. Just visit https://www.ucu.org.uk and then press the button marked

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Transforming UCU for the future

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Important messages from UCU general secretary Sally Hunt Dear colleague, I was re-elected earlier this year on a clear mandate – make UCU fit to face the future in an increasingly uncertain world. We have been busy since then and I want to share with you five key areas where we have made progress. 1.

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Members’ Annual Equality Groups Conference

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Topic               Members’ Annual Equality Groups Conference, 23rd to 25th November 2017. Action             Submit names of participants for the Annual Equality Groups Conference; Motions for the four individual conferences; and Nominations for the Equality Standing Committees Summary        Make all relevant submissions Contact           Sue Bajwa (email: sbajwa@ucu.org.uk) or Swati Patel (email: spatel@ucu.org.uk) Dear Colleague Registration is

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Our Stirling Branch UCU office has moved to C3A42

Jul 26th, 2017 | By

The Stirling Branch UCU office has now been relocated to the A corridor in Cottrell, in room 3A42. The office will be open all day Tuesdays as well as Wednesday afternoons, and all members of staff, whether members or non-members, are invited to drop in at any time, for a chat or a cup of

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New Subscription Rates from 1 September 2017

Jul 5th, 2017 | By

The Stirling Branch UCU has held its local subscription rates the same as last year but the Head Office standard rates have risen very slightly from 1st September. You can see the new rates here. If you have any questions, please contact Pam at PMcGibbon2@ucu.org.uk.



Calendar of events for 2017 / 2018

Jul 5th, 2017 | By

The UCU calendar of events for the next year can be found here. All training courses are free of charge to UCU members.



Gender Identity Guides

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

You can see two very useful documents here, one on Gender Identity and one on an LGBT Guide to Language in Use: https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8600/Guide-to-Gender-Identity-May-17/pdf/Guide_to_gender_identity_may_17.pdf https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8602/LGBT-a-guide-to-language-in-use-May-17/pdf/LGBT__language_May_17.pdf