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Transforming UCU for the future

Feb 5th, 2018 | 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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Gender Identity Guides

Jan 21st, 2018 | 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 However up-to-date you may believe you are, there will be something new for you to learn in these reports and they are also very useful to have accessible at all times.



Listen again to Carlo Morelli’s talk on USS Pensions

Jan 7th, 2018 | By

At our USS Pensions Update Meeting held in December 2017, 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



New voluntary service: CV help for members

Nov 8th, 2017 | By

A new voluntary service is available for members who are worried that their CVs are out of date or need to be redesigned. Every Wednesday morning the UCU office will  open between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, by appointment only, to help members with their CVs. This is not a service that is offered by

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Our Stirling Branch UCU office has moved to C3A42

Jul 26th, 2017 | By

Our Stirling Branch UCU office relocated to the A corridor in Cottrell, in room 3A42, last year. The office is open all day Tuesdays as well as Wednesday afternoons, and all members of staff, whether UCU members or non-members, are invited to drop in at any time, either impromptu or by appointment, for a chat

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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 6 months can be found here. All training courses are free of charge to UCU members.



Draft Code of Governance

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

The new draft code of governance has been issued and can be accessed here.  On first reading it appears that there are certainly improvements on the old code but there are also areas that can still be improved.  The deadline for submissions on the draft code was 21 June.  UCU Scotland will be submitting further

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Donation given in support of Turkish academics

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

UCU President Rob Goodfellow recently spoke at UCU Scotland Congress on the plight of Turkish academics and teachers who, amongst other things, have been subject to dismissal, employment blacklisting, passport seizure and denial of medical care.  The Turkish Trade Union, Egitim Sen, is paying monthly sums to affected individuals and efforts are being made to

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Call for messages of support – Plymouth Marjon University

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Plymouth Marjon University call for messages of support over redundancies Plymouth Marjon University (formerly The University of St Mark & St John) is in the process of pushing through 86 to 75 FTE redundancies in order to adapt to falling student enrolments and a reduction in projected income, while rejecting alternatives offered by staff and

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