UUK have consulted Universities about a proposed review of USS’ governance structures, although its proposed terms are highly UUK-centric. We… Read more UUK Consultation on USS Governance Change
Jackie Grant, a UCU pension rep. at Sussex, prepared the following graph, which comparatively outlines how pensions are likely to… Read more USS Comparative Decrease Graph
I have just sent the following letter to Martin Atkinson and Jane Higham in the hope that we can push… Read more USS: 0% contribution increases needed to service deficit!
Dear colleagues, I am writing with an update on the USS pension situation. This will be fairly long so, if… Read more USS + Legal Challenge Update
Local Context Whilst we were on strike this month, the University of Kent rejected UCU’s proposal to stave off cuts… Read more USS Pension Update
Current Financial Context The University’s financial performance in 2020-21 was ‘ahead of expectations’ with an overall surplus of over £4… Read more Kent Finances Counter-Narrative: Brains not Buildings
The branch committee have prepared an FAQ as a guide to the marking and assessment boycott we are currently operating.… Read more Marking and Assessment Boycott FAQs
Dear University of Kent UCU members, Our branch strike fund has received 34 applications so far. If you need to… Read more Claiming from the strike fund
Probation Most new staff are on probation, which means even open-ended contract can be precarious, until probation is deemed successfully… Read more Casework – what is it, and what can it do?
The USS issue is horribly complex, so UCU pension reps. have been trying to come up with illustrations to make… Read more Total Pension Loss Estimates