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The Joint Expert Panel – A letter from Sally Hunt

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Dear colleague Following the result of the USS consultation I wanted to advise you of the latest developments as follows: Earlier this week UCU met UUK to discuss practicalities around the setting up of the joint expert panel (JEP) agreed to by members. The Head of Higher Education will initially report back to the superannuation

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Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to create a statue of Nelson Mandela in 2018, to celebrate the centenary of his birth.  This is also the 25th anniversary of his visit to Glasgow in 1993 to collect the Freedoms of nine UK cities. The  Foundation notes that the

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Interesting article in THE

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

There is an interesting article in THE on ‘New era of partnership and respect’ needed after the strike, say unions. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/new-era-partnership-needed-after-pensions-strike-say-unions British universities must usher in a “new era of partnership and respect” with staff to restore trust and goodwill lost in recent strikes over proposed pension cuts, union leaders have warned. With University and

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The highest turnout in any national ballot in UCU’s history

Apr 10th, 2018 | By

Dear colleague The result of the USS consultation was as follows: Total balloted: 53,415 Total votes cast: 33,973 Total number valid votes: 33,913 Turnout: 63.5% Yes to accept the UUK offer 21,683 (64%) No to reject the UUK offer 12,230 (36%) This represents the highest turnout in any national ballot or consultation of any kind

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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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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.



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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