SUCU Branch News 11 Sept 2014

Threats to USS Pension –  EGM Thurs 18 Sept, 1pm

The employers are considering the abolition of the final salary scheme.  Intense negotiations on the future of the USS pension scheme have been taking place over the summer. Cuts to pension provision are a real threat, and UCU is considering whether to go into formal dispute. SUCU Committee is calling members to attend an EGM on Thurs 18 Sept 1-2pm, in advance of a Special USS Conference the following day.  We want to discuss the USS negotiations with members, so that our reps go to the Conference on the 19th with an informed view about your feelings on pensions and possible industrial action. Our guest speaker will be Roger Brooks UCU national excec member. Venue: Hicks Building, LT10. More details will follow, and if you’re not on campus on the day of the meeting please forward your views to

A ‘why I’m leaving academia’ piece

Members may be interested to read this article from Marina Warner.