SUCU Branch News 29 Jan 2015
Update following Branch Meeting on Wednesday
- A briefing following the UCU consultative ballot on USS. Representatives from this Branch also attended a special USS meeting for UCU Branches in Manchester yesterday. A full update on USS will be circulated in Branch News next week.
- The need for continued local strength in negotiations was re-emphasised, as members heard from Branch Officers about University management’s plans to link your incremental pay progression with performance. This represents a threat to the ‘Framework Agreement’ underpinning our current pay structure. Negotiations are ongoing but the campus unions may be reaching a point of deadlock on this issue and we will of course keep you informed. Read more in this joint union paper – Performance Related Pay. A Flawed Vision
- Brandon Wilshaw from Sheffield College spoke of the attacks his members are facing to their terms and conditions and threats of redundancy. Industrial action starts today with an all out strike at Sheffield College. Send messages of support and solidarity to firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter to Times Higher
Members are encouraged to read this letter to THE from HEC members opposed to any retreat from defending members’ pensions.
A reminder about union subscription payments
National Voter Registration Day Thursday 5th February. -Volunteers Required!
Sheffield Peoples Assembly and Sheffield TUC are holding stalls at both universities and in the City Centre to get people to register to vote. Can you help?
The government’s move to individual voter registration (as opposed to household) has meant that millions of students, young people and working class voters are not registered – and 44% of those not registered DON’T KNOW!
Please contact Sheffield Peoples Assembly if you can help on one of our stalls sheffieldpeoplesassembl
Improved offer accepted at Lambeth College
UCU members at Lambeth College returned to work last week after accepting an improved offer from the college. Read more