Please complete this SURVEY https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z6F8SDB which we have created to help us understand your views regarding the USS pension scheme and the various proposals being discussed for its reform. As well as informing our own talks with the University’s Senior Leadership Team about USS, the results will be passed on to the union’s USS negotiators. We hope it will also help you understand the issues and questions facing us this summer when key decisions will be made about future contributions and benefits.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible! If you encounter uncertainties as you read through the questions, the following information will be useful:
- UCU’s USS FAQs
- USS pensions modeller illustrating the possible impact of UUK’s proposal on pensions
- Superannuation Working Group (SWG) report on USS to the Higher Education Sector Conference on 2nd June
- Motions passed by HESC on 2nd June, especially motions HE10-17 on pensions
- Pension Crisis briefing paper on the USS 2020 valuation by SWG member Renee Prendergast
- Correspondence about USS between UMUCU and NEC member Adam Ozanne and the University’s Director of Finance
- USS Robert Fraser
You can read more about the changes to USS proposed by UUK in the UCU’s press release from 28 May. If you want to find out how those changes would affect your pension, you can try the UCU’s pension modeller.
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Student Leaflet Strike leaflet (student)
Teach Out Schedule
For 20th Feb onwards strike plans please see here Push Strong To End This Early
Letters to the President, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Senate
Local Contacts/Activists/Member Resources
Working to Contract
Posters and leaflets; please feel free to download and display.
Important information for or Graduate Teaching Assistants Strike Information for UCU GTAs
For a full list of evets please see our Strike Timetable
Everything you need to know about the strike action can be found HERE
FAQs, working to contract, migrant workers taking strike action
Please make sure your students know what is going on. We are working closely with UMSU to ensure our students are being kept informed. Please use and adapt our materials below.
Lecture/seminar slide UCU Strike Action
Presentation for students UCU STRIKE ACTION
Letter template UCU strike letter for students (Template 1)
Strike letter UCU strike letter2.ashx
For posters and leaflets: https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss