Talks between the UCU and the employers begin today.
These are the first talks since May this year and the fact that they are even taking place is a massive tribute to the work-to-contract action being taken by members in pre-92 branches. Please keep up the action.
Branches are being asked to make preparations in case the talks break down and we will keep you informed on their progress as soon as we can. In the meantime, UCU has written to USS challenging the assumptions it will be using to value the scheme and arguing that making small and realistic changes to these assumptions produces a healthy valuation.
You can read more on this here: http://defenduss.web.ucu.org.uk/2011/uss-valuation/
Also, a reminder that all USS members are being called to take one day’s strike action alongside public sector colleagues on 30 November. The work-to-contract continues, pending any breakthrough in the talks.