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Bath UCU calls for pressure to be maintained as employers move on pensions

Our action to defend pensions has already produced results.  Members received a message from UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt last Thursday with details of latest developments in the USS dispute.   She reports that

  • the employers have agreed not to press their proposals to a vote
  • there will be a series of formal and informal negotiating meetings  between now and the next joint negotiating committee meeting on 15 January 2015
  • actuaries representing UCU, UUK and USS will meet to discuss the funding position.

UCU HE Committee will meet on Wednesday to consider whether this movement is enough to suspend the assessment boycott.

Bath UCU met today and after a long discussion at a well attended meeting agreed a resolution calling on the HE Committee  to suspend the boycott only at those institutions that both publically question the need for the proposed changes to pensions being pushed by UUK’s negotiators and also announce that they will not be docking the pay of UCU members participating in the assessment boycott. The boycott would continue at all other institutions, including Bath.



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