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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 (, in the

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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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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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Our Branch urgently needs more Reps

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

UCU Scotland Reps’ Training Courses – Register Now! Reps 2 – 3-5 December 2019 – Glasgow (City of Glasgow College) Information and register here – Those wishing to register for courses should speak to their respective Branch in the first instance and please note courses must be attended in their entirety. Travel, food, and

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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). The joint union claim covers the key UCU policy issues on pay, gender pay, precarious contracts and workloads.

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 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  

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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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 will remain the same

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