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Information from UCU Scotland – May 2020

May 12th, 2020 | By

The union welcomed the news of £75m new funding for universities in Scotland yesterday, but we need to keep up the pressure on the UK and Scottish governments on the importance of higher education in fighting against the virus and supporting the economic and social recovery.  Thanks to all those reps and members who have

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Union Office working hours

Mar 31st, 2020 | By

Although the Union Office has closed down until further notice, emails are being received and replied to, remotely. The working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and 1.30 – 5.00 on Wednesdays.  However, emails will be checked at other times during the week. Pam  (Mobile in case

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Update from UCU Stirling Branch

Mar 31st, 2020 | By

Dear Branch Members, The Branch Executive hopes that this communication finds you all fine and well and that everyone is coping with the challenges that work and personal life are throwing at us in these strange and everchanging times. As we briefly communicated to you last week, the Branch Executive offered to work in partnership

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USS Update on Corona Virus April/May 2020

Mar 31st, 2020 | By

COVID-19 and Valuation 2020 update To support you, we’ve created a dedicated COVID-19 information page which contains a range of resources including how to contact us during this time, as well as FAQs and support videos.  For more information visit our website. COVID-19 continues to have a profound effect on how we all live and

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CORONA VIRUS UPDATES FROM JO GRADY

Feb 12th, 2020 | By

07/05/20Dear colleagues Thank you all for your continued efforts while the Covid-19 crisis is with us.  I wanted to let you all know that the national executive committee moved a formal vote of thanks for all your work during this time. I know it has not been easy for many of you and want to

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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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71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health

Sep 3rd, 2019 | By

  A UCU report says staff are working unpaid, holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills. The report says higher education staff are putting off long-term plans like starting a family and even struggling to pay day-to-day bills because of a lack of security and steady income. Over two-thirds of respondents (71%)

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TPS Update

Aug 7th, 2019 | By

Dear colleague, TPS update Since we last updated members in May, there have been developments regarding the valuation of the public sector pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). You will recall that the valuation resulted in big increases in employer’s contributions but potentially corresponding improvements for career average members with no member contribution

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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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