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USS talks agreed but dispute continues

As reported by the General Secretary in her letter to members, UCU presented proposals for talks to the USS employers this week. Following yesterday’s (Thursday’s) meeting of the USS joint negotiating committee, the welcome result is that discussions will begin … Continue reading

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To raise awareness of our action short of strike to members, non-members and students the branch is organising a protest picnic Wednesday Lunchtime alternating between the two main sites. Wednesday 19th October 12.30 – 13.30 |  Come along for a … Continue reading

Union accuses employers of ‘trickery’ as pension pot proves far from empty

University employers say that the UK sector’s £30 billion pension fund is performing better than expected – proof that “draconian” cuts to benefits were not needed, a union has claimed. More: Union accuses employers of ‘trickery’ as pension pot proves … Continue reading

University pension scheme hands CEO £50,000 as members revolt

USS, the pension fund embroiled in a bitter row with university lecturers over pension terms, has created further contoversy by awarding its chief executive a £50,000 bonus for his hard work during a “demanding year”. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8677981/University-pension-scheme-hands-CEO-50000-as-members-revolt.html