Lobby of Senate called off

PLEASE NOTE: SUCU Committee has called off the lobby of Senate today in response to the statement from University management on USS.  We welcome the decision to at least have some criticism of some elements of the USS approach, which seems to be in response to our pressure and proposed lobby and support from the Students Union.  But the criticism is very late and extremely muted – the fundamentals are unchallenged.

We remain concerned as expressed on our website: The University’s commitment to decent pensions for staff must be in question when they have:

  • slashed the pensions of grade 1-5 staff and closed their final salary scheme, and
  • the VC has bought out of USS two years ago (with a 17% rise on top of his 26% pay rise, as previously reported)