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A ten point update on the USS dispute

Jan 29th, 2019 | By

A brief recap In April 2018 UCU members voted to set up a joint expert panel (JEP) to look at the USS valuation. Following this agreement, Universities UK formally withdrew its proposal to replace the guaranteed pension with a pension that would have been based on stock market performance. UCU estimated that this proposal, if

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UCU Calendar for the first half of 2019

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

The UCU Scotland calendar for the first part of 2019 gives an indication of the activities from January until the end of May. These could be subject to change so if you plan to attend any of them, it could be advisable to check first. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2019.docx

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 membership@ucu.org.uk 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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An update on Sally Hunt

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By

An update on Sally Hunt: Sadly, she is still unwell and will not be back at work for some time. She wrote: Dear colleague For some years now I have managed multiple sclerosis (MS). It has never stopped me from doing my job properly on behalf of members. However the last year has been very

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Solidarity with imprisoned Turkish academic

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

Lend your support for a University of Aberdeen (CISRUL) PhD graduate Dr Hanifi Bariş who was arrested on 4th July and is currently being detained in a Turkish prison. He has been charged with “posting items of criminal content” on his social media pages. Please read and sign the online petition – https://chn.ge/2KREwSj – calling for his immediate release and

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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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The Friday email

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

A message of thanks from Sally Hunt Following Sally Hunt’s announcement last week she received thousands of messages from members. Sally wishes to pass on her heartfelt thanks for your support and good wishes. See here for the full update including: In the news Jailed anti-fracking protesters petition Getting the vote out at Queen’s University Belfast Staff

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Various important conferences in 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference The 91st Annual STUC Women’s Conference is also being held in October. Held at Caird Hall, Dundee the Conference runs on Monday and Tuesday 29th-30th October 2018. Further information:   http://www.stuc.org.uk/events/12/91st-annual-stuc-women-s-conference-2017 22nd Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference The 22nd Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference will be held from the evening of

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Workload Campaign

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

UCU Scotland have produced leaflets based on research carried out in 2016 on the amount of hours worked by academic staff.  The leaflets entitled ‘It’s Your Time, Let’s Get It Back’ ask people to sign up to a campaign calling on universities to work with the union to tackle increasing workloads and work related stress. 

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It’s still not too late to claim or donate – Our Local Hardship Fund

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

If you participated in the industrial action called by UCU in support of the USS Pensions Campaign during February/March 2018, and the University has docked pay from you as a result, you may still be entitled to apply to the Branch’s Local Hardship Fund. The Local Hardship Fund prioritises: Staff on insecure contracts, i.e. those

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