SUCU Branch News 12 Feb 2015

HE Special Sector Conference re USS, 24 February 

As previously reported this special sector conference to debate the union’s strategy to defend pensions is now going ahead, and we as a Branch are fully engaged with it.  3 delegates are being sent to represent branch views and vote on a number of proposed motions.  We believe that motions 2 to 5 are in broad agreement with the sentiment expressed in branch meetings.

Please vote in the NEC elections

It is sometimes difficult to tell a great deal from the candidate statements, and at the Branch General Meeting 2 weeks ago it was agreed that we should also send members advice from the two main groupings within the union:


  • UCULeft, which wanted more active campaigning on USS and opposed the current pensions deal.


  • In addition there are a number of non-aligned candidates whose statements you can read via the elections link above.

Whoever you vote for, please do vote – if your pay and pension matter to you.

UCU modeler for USS pension

Just to alert members – it’s been brought to our attention that UCU’s pension modeler used to give indications of the effect of the USS changes on our pensions does not have all the information needed to produce an accurate figure.

Stand up to Racism national demo Saturday 21 March 2015, London

Organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and supported by Sheffield Trade Union Council.  No to scapegoating immigrants, No to Islamophobia, No to anti-Semitism, Yes to Diversity.  Read more…