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TUC march and rally – Saturday 12 May in London

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

A TUC march and rally will take place in London from 12-4pm, Saturday 12 May 2018. On May 12, Jeremy Corbyn will be joining the TUC and tens of thousands of others to march through London, demanding a £10 per hour minimum wage and a ban on zero hours contracts, public services that are brilliant,

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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 USS consultation closed at 2pm today. The result 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

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The latest news about the strikes

Mar 28th, 2018 | By

The latest strike news is being issued daily, to every member, by the UCU Stirling Branch Executive, so you should be in possession of this most up-to-date information via your email. If you have any questions or wish to make any comments, please send them to Pam (pmcgibbon2@ucu.org.uk) in the first instance, and they will

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Two teach-outs held at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

During the strike weeks, two excellent and informative teach-outs were held at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Over 50 members attended the first meeting that had attracted a number of interesting speakers including three students who spoke about their support for UCU and their justification for the strike. The second teach-out was equally

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Free membership for PhD Teaching Students

Mar 10th, 2018 | By

UCU is still offering free membership to PhD Teaching Students for 4 years! This is a unique opportunity for you to join our Union and take advantage of all that we can offer our members. See here for our presentation. It is very quick to join. Just visit https://www.ucu.org.uk and then press the button marked

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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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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.



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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Following on from our recent Brexit Round Table

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Our UCU Stirling Branch held a Brexit Round Table on Thursday 25 May, where 6 speakers gave information from various perspectives and answered questions on Brexit. Following on from the meeting, we are planning to form a Brexit Working Group that would report to our Branch periodically on any important information that might be of

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