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Latest information from UCU Scotland

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: News

Scottish Parliament motion – USS pension scheme

Ross Greer, MSP for the West of Scotland, has put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament about the USS pension scheme,  calling on the Scottish Government to urge university principals to work with UCU to ensure the viability and future of the scheme.  We are asking individual members and UCU branches to write to their constituency and list MSPs asking them to sign the motion.  You can find out who your MSPs are and their contact details, including e-mail, on the Scottish Parliament’s website.  Please quote motion S5M-09504 when you write.  There are websites such as write to them that make it easy to send e-mails to politicians, but remember that the more personal you make your letter or email then the more likely politicians are to respond.  You don’t need to be a member of the scheme to have concerns about the future of USS and all branches in Scotland are asked to write.  If you are a member of USS then please explain why this matters to you and why you want them to sign the motion.  You can find information on the latest developments with USS on UCU’s website here.

#emilytest: Support students affected by gender based violence

We’ve been asked to send branches a link to this petition calling on the Scottish Government to fund colleges and universities to support students affected by gender based violence.  The petition was set up by the mother of Emily Drouet who took her own life after being subject to a campaign of abuse and violence from her boyfriend while a student at university.  The campaign is supported by NUS Scotland.


Training – Reps 2, Edinburgh

A Reps 2 course is taking place in Edinburgh from 12-14 June 2018. Please register here:


Training  – Reps 1, Glasgow

A Reps 1 course is taking place at John Smith House, Glasgow on 17-19 April 2018.  Please register here:


Training – Equality Reps, Glasgow

An Equality Reps course is taking place at John Smith House, Glasgow on 23 and 24 April 2018. Please register here:


Do you pay subs through payroll? Switch to direct debit

UCU is asking those members who pay their subs through payroll to switch to direct debit.  Please follow the link below for details of how to switch:









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