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Bath re-affirms commitment to defend USS pension scheme

Another well attended branch meeting on 24th November heard a report from National HE Committee member Harriet Bradley, in which she said members were likely to be called on to take further action in January.  The Branch also agreed a resolution re-affirming the position adopted by UCU negotiators in September, and calling for a sector conference in January for all branches to discuss developments in the negotiations with employers currently underway.

Simon Wood (Maths) is one of a number of professors of mathematics and statistics who have written to USS to question the assumptions underlying the UUK proposals to end the defined benefit scheme and replace it with a defined contribution scheme that shifts risk to individual members.

Imperial College is the latest to oppose the changes.   Bath has still not revealed its position, as the Vice Chancellor, who sits on the USS board, has refused to make its position public.

UCU has launched a national petition to the Universities UK board to be presented at the USS institutions meeting on Thursday 4 December in London.  The petition is to demonstrate to vice-chancellors and principals the strength of feeling among staff about USS.

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