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UCU Events February 2019 Uni of Bath

Thursday 07 February 2019, 13:15-14:05 Building 3E  room 2.2

UCU Branch meeting
The Agenda will follow and will include: Anti-Casualisation, Ballot for Pay and Equality 2019
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Thursday 07 February,4:15pm Room  Building 1 West room  2.03

The UCU Vice President hustings.
Come and question Vicky Blake and Jo McNeill, who are running for the highest lay office in the University and College Union.
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The UCU ballot taking place for Pay and Equality Closing date Friday 22 February 2019

We encourage you to use your vote. Whether you agree or disagree with what UCU are recommending, it is your democratic right to vote and as a Union we encourage you to do so.
Please vote on your ballot paper and post it. We are still in a pay dispute as during our last Pay and Equality strike ballot September to October 2018, the employers imposed without negotiation a 2% salary increase on 27/09/2018. This is why the Pay and equalities claim is being balloted again now.
Below is the Pay and Equalities Claim:
The Higher Education trade unions national claim for 2018/19 is:
An increase to all spine points on the 50 point national pay scale of 7.5 % or £1,500 whichever is greater.
£10 per hour minimum wage with all HEIs to become foundation living wage employers
Ensuring all campus staff are paid at least the foundation living wage rate.
Nationally agreed framework for action to close the gender pay gap by 2020.
Nationally agreed framework for action on precarious contracts
Nationally agreed payment to recognise excessive workloads

United for Education Demo #Nov19

No to Fees, No to Cuts, No to Debt

The National Union of Students (NUS) and University and College Union (UCU) are holding a mass demonstration in defence of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatisation and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education sector and trade union movement will march in London on Saturday 19th November, in what promises to be a huge show of opposition to government policy on post-school education.

University of Bath Students’ Union are running coaches for students, staff and supporters. Bath UCU are proud to be providing financial support.

Join the Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/708038252677972/

Reserve your coach ticket today (£5 return):

Events before the demonstration:

  • Demo Information Session – Thursday 10th November, 18:15 in 8 West 2.5.
    Hosted by University of Bath Students’ Union.
  • Education in Crisis Tour – Thursday 17th November, 18:15 in TBC.
    Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/579719922236019/
    Open to all students & staff.
    ‘The agenda of this government is clear – they want an education system where our institutions operate in the interests of profit and business. But there are thousands of students, staff and education activists up and down the country who reject this vision. We want a system which is free, democratic and accessible to all, which values education as a social good. Come along to what will be a truly informative event, discuss the state of Further & Higher Education, and plan for the future. With speakers from Bath UCU, Bath Students’ Union and the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts.’