USS: An Unnecessary Defeat

The results of the USS Pension e-ballot are simultaneously no surprise and deeply shocking. In the end, on a 40% turnout, about a third of members voted No, but two thirds voted to accept.

Intellectually, most activists know that if …

Open Letter to Time Higher on the USS Dispute

Dear Times Higher

We write as representatives of the Left on the Higher Education Committee and other UCU activists who are utterly opposed to any retreat from defending members’ pensions. We have carried out a careful critical analysis of the …

NO TO SUSPENDING THE USS ACTION

A decision by the HEC to suspend of the current industrial action over the USS pension scheme would be wrong on every front.

The counter-proposals offered by the negotiators effectively give the employers much of what they want: a moveable …