Branch officers have been emailed today asking them to note that provisional arrangements have been made for a meeting of pre-92 branches to be held on Wednesday 28 January 2015 to discuss the dispute.
The UCU general secretary reports that new talks are now being held, but branches and members are asked to prepare for resumption of action on 16 January.
UCU will be handing over the 17,000 signature string petition to Universites UK at the USS board meeting on 4 December. UCU branches across the country will be reinforcing the message by handing copies over to their own university management.
UCU members are asked to sign a mass petition demanding fair pensions which will be presented to the employers on 4 December.
UPDATE: Over 17,000 of you have now signed!
Sally Hunt reports on the decision to suspend the current assessment boycott while negotiations take place.
The University of Aberdeen joins the growing list of universities criticising damaging plans to change USS put forward by the employers’ organisation, Universities UK.