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From the lecturer to the students . . .

Dear student, As you will know, due to industrial action starting Thursday, November 6, lecturers who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) will not be setting or marking any assessed work or examinations until the dispute with … Continue reading

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Defend USS: members’ update 14/11/14

Dear UCU member Yesterday you will have received an email from UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt updating you on negotiations.  There is now the possibility the assessment boycott will be suspended after both sides agreed to extend the negotiating timescale … Continue reading

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Bloggers take to cyberspace to #DefendUSS

There is lots on the internet about UCU’s campaign to defend our pension scheme.  We have contributed a fair bit of it! Here are just a couple of blog posts that make some important points with particular eloquence and that … Continue reading

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Email from General Secretary 13/11/14

Dear colleague, I am writing to report back on the USS negotiations with the employers today, 13 November. For months UCU has been concerned that the employers’ proposals would be forced through at this meeting. Indeed this prospect and the … Continue reading

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USS: making ethical investment a priority – sign the petition

I am emailing from ShareAction, a charity which campaigns for responsible investment and reform of the financial system.  I wanted to get in touch regarding a petition to put pressure on the USS pension scheme, which I thought Nottingham UCU … Continue reading

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Defend USS: Support the Nottingham UCU Solidarity Fund

Dear UCU member, In response to the fact that the current assessment boycott affects union members unevenly, the general meeting on Monday 10 November decided to set up a local solidarity fund. This means that all members can be involved … Continue reading

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USS dispute – FAQs

This has been drawn up by local officers in response to questions raised by members.  We hope you find them helpful.  If these do not answer your question please email bram.mertens@nottingham.ac.uk or andreas.beiler@nottingham.ac.uk and they will respond to your specific … Continue reading

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