SUCU Branch News 14 May 2015

Latest national pay offer

The final meeting of this year’s New JNCHES national negotiating round took place on 12 May. UCEA made a full and final offer which includes a pay rise of 1% for the vast majority of staff. UCU HE conference will consider this offer in two weeks time and decide whether it is acceptable or whether to campaign for an improved offer including via industrial action. SUCU are sending two delegates. If you have views on the offer please let us know.

Successful appeal in major fixed-term contracts case

Members may have seen the outcome of the successful appeal in UCU v University of Stirling.  The court found that the university had been wrong not to include fixed-term staff in a redundancy consultation and backed UCU’s view that employers should have had to consult with the union where 20 or more fixed term contracts were coming to an end. This outcome has wide ranging implications including the opportunity of re-opening previous legal cases. If this is an issue that has affected you in the past, whether at Sheffield or elsewhere, please get in touch at

Come to the open SUCU Committee meeting 3 June 1 pm

Ever wondered what its like being a member of SUCU Committee?  Come along to a regular meeting to find out more.  We have moved our usual meeting venue on 3 June to Meeting Room 1, Octagon so there is room for members wishing to attend.

Sheffield Protest Against Austerity this Saturday

Members concerned about attacks on education and our students may wish to join this demonstration in Sheffield starting at 12pm on Devonshire Green.  Over 1200 are down as going on the Facebook event.