The ‘work to rule’ in pre-1992 HEIs remains in place and is causing difficulties for employers.
Members may be aware that, at the end of October, the employers’ agreed to further talks on issues relating to the USS scheme but outwith the extreme constraints imposed by the formal JNC machinery.
On 16 December, UCU representatives [...]
UEA UCU have alerted us to the following post which is asking branch members to get creative and develop some posters for the Defend USS campaign.
They’ve also put a couple of examples up to help get the creative juices flowing.
See: Go photoshopping!
The University of Loughborough was deemed ‘the most hawkish that national UCU has seen’ during the following exchange between the University of Loughborough’s Dirctor of Human Resources and the local branch.
A roundup of just some of what our branches have been doing in the last couple of days:
University of Sussex UCU members have been taking the fight into their departments and at the time of writing 11 departments have passed motions calling on their Vice Chancellor Michael Farthing to make a public call for [...]
Members of UCU at St Andrews University will share out a ‘pensions cake‘ at 1pm today. The cake symbolises the different pensions new members of staff, and those who take career breaks, will receive following changes imposed to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) at the start of October.
St Andrews UCU President Chris Hooley said: [...]
Goldsmith’s UCU have launched a petiion calling on Goldnsmiths management to publicly call for a return to the negotiating table.
The branch says: ‘It would make a real difference if a single institution was prepared to issue such a request and it is within the remit of Goldsmiths management to do this… It would also [...]
A set if photos in from branches showing how they marked the start of the UCU ‘work to contract’. [...]
Bath University UCU members held a stall on their campus with blown up cheques and banknotes to denote the Great Pensions Robbery. Having decided not to set fire to them, they have been handing them out to members and student sto publicise the dispute.
Bradford University UCU have posted a message to their students about [...]
Day one of UCU’s work-to-contract got off to a great start yesterday with reports from local branches about events to launch the action:
Newcastle University UCU report that “This morning a team of UCU members distributed “work to contract” posters and flyers to staff of Kingsgate administration building at Newcastle University– the response was very positive [...]
Newcastle University UCU will be holding an action on Monday 10 October at 8am in front of the Kingsgate administration building, to distribute “Work to Contract” door posters and the branch guidelines on the campaign. The branch has established an Action Committee and is planning a public rally. We are also in contact with [...]