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UCU concerned about process behind sacking of USS board member

11 October 2019

UCU said it had concerns about how the process to remove Jane Hutton from the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) had been conducted. The union has called on the  scheme to release its evidence, and said Hutton deserved the support of USS members for her attempts to highlight serious issues about governance and the pension scheme's valuation.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: 'We are extremely disappointed at the decision by USS to remove Jane Hutton from the board. Jane deserves the support of all USS members for the stand that she has taken. She brought serious issues around governance and the valuation to light, which should have been properly investigated.

'We have concerns about how the whole process has been conducted, especially as Jane Hutton was not given proper access to all the evidence used against her, nor afforded the opportunity to appear before the board to put her case. We now call on USS to release the evidence in full for us all to study.'