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September, 2012:

USS pension – action suspended for now

UCU has suspended its action short of a strike in defence of pensions to allow negotiations to resume.  Full details here, … (more…)

Vice Chancellors called on to respond to HE changes

VCs should make a co-ordinated and purposeful response to the privatisation of university funding, according to a letter in the Guardian signed by over 90 academics, including Guy Standing of Bath.

Branch meeting Wednesday 26th September 1.15 pm 6E2.1

The pay ballot, plus pensions and the REF are the main items for discussion at this important meeting. Please display this poster and cancel all appointments to attend this meeting.

They want to cut your pay … again ! Vote YES to industrial action

For the last three years pay (unless you are one of the university’s high earners) has been cut as a result of inflation and increased pension contributions.  Now the employers are offering only 1% for this year.   You will receive a ballot paper in the next few days … (more…)

London Met student deportations

In August 2012, the UK Border Agency revoked the licence of London Metropolitan University to recruit and teach international students. The withdrawal of the University’s ‘Highly Trusted Status’ means that some 2700 students face the prospect of deportation if suitable alternatives cannot be found. UCU is opposing this and you can support the action by signing this petition.

Coaches from Bath to TUC anti-austerity rally London Saturday 20th October

UCU and other unions in Bath are sending coaches to the TUC rally A Future that Works in London on October 20th.   Coaches leave the campus at 9 am and Laura Place at 9.15 am returning from London at approximately 5 pm.  Tickets £5 – to book email hb202@bath.ac.uk