Category: USS

We have your back!

Dear All, Some UCU members on precarious contracts, or who are financially unstable for other reasons, are understandably anxious about striking and its financial consequences. If this is you, Kent branch UCU has good news for you: we’ve got your back.  We have a healthy strike fund out of which we can subsidise lost income from the very first day of industrial action.  Claimants last …

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Degrees by Deliveroo: Be the XX

About Casualisation Around 70% of the 49,000 researchers in higher education are on fixed-term contracts and there are 37,000 teaching staff on fixed-term contracts, the majority of them hourly paid. In addition, there are a further 71,000 teachers employed as “atypical academics” who are mostly hourly-paid. These colleagues have job insecurity which results in financial …

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Renewed dispute between Universities UK (UUK) and UCU, over the USS scheme

You will have no doubt read various communications about the renewed dispute between Universities UK (UUK) and UCU, over the USS scheme. UCU wishes to explain the situation as we see it, challenge some of the analysis, and outline what we as a branch would like to see this University do in order to ensure …

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