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There is no justification for this pension attack – USS’s finances are strong, argue 153 university academics

University employers have provoked the largest vote for industrial action …

College unions at the Capital College City Group have put out this statement and sent it to their employers demanding that all outsourcing of services …

Download the leaflet here: Historic Vote in UCU

Now Make It Count: build the strikes
The vote for strikes to defend USS pensions in pre-92 universities is historic …

Today the USS Joint Negotiating Committee voted with the casting vote of the chair Sir Andrew Cubie to end future accrual in the collective defined benefit pension scheme and move all future accrual to the individual defined contribution scheme.

19 colleges across England  will be sent ballot forms tomorrow asking UCU members to vote to take action over pay and conditions.

Here is a link …

Following an indicative ballot where 75% of members voted for action over pay, thirty colleges across England are being balloted by UCU for better pay …

The evidence from branch after branch shows that members are mobilising to fight to save their USS pensions. They are holding meetings and campaigning to get the vote in.

Prof. Malcolm Povey provides an explanation for how the USS pension scheme is being destroyed and how we can defend it

Following the resignation of the University of Bath’s vice-chancellor, Dame Glynis Breakwell, the Guardian has revealed yet another vice chancellor was on the committee that awarded him a …

Universities and colleges across the country have planned anti-casualisation roadshow events publicising the issue of casualisation in Higher and Further Education.
Please see below the details of …