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:
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 if you don’t know this).