USS dispute update

The union’s higher education committee (HEC) met yesterday (Wednesday 19 November) to discuss the USS pension dispute including the agreement to a programme of negotiations between now and 15 January 2015. HEC also considered the following statement on pay docking arising from last week’s negotiations: “The University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) have confirmed, following discussions yesterday…

Student anger directed at UUK

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Student representatives from students’ unions from across the UK, including national NUS and NUS Scotland officers, have today written to the Independent laying the blame for the current action firmly on university managements and Universities UK.