SUCU Branch News 11 June 2015
Key points from SUCU AGM
Our AGM yesterday heard a review of the year and updates from Branch Officers including local negotiations and the recent UCU Congress. Two motions were discussed and carried – about the arms trade, and concerns about the use of capability processes. Minutes of the meeting and the SUCU annual report will be circulated soon.
Pay offer – UCU consultative ballot now open – closes 25 June
HE sector conference agreed to consult members on the employer’s 1% pay offer and to recommend rejection. We will bring you more information next week but in the mean time see details of the offer and the trade union claim in the following links: www.ucu.org.uk/circ/
pdf/UCUHE250_att1.pdf, www. ucu.org.uk/circ/pdf/UCUHE250_ att2.pdf, www.ucu.org.uk/circ/ pdf/UCUHE250_att3.pdf
How to vote: Members will receive a separate email with instructions on how to vote.
UCU pamphlet in support of immigration
UCU has produced an excellent booklet in collaboration with the Centre for Labour Studies, ‘Why Immigration is good for all of us’. This was showcased at Congress.
Membership audit – please help by checking your details
An audit of all UCU members at the University of Sheffield is now completed. It’s been carried out to enable the union to ballot members within the existing law. Please check your details online and if necessary make amendments by registering first using your membership number (contact firstname.lastname@example.org i
f you don’t know this).