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Important developments on the USS pension scheme.

  • 12 September 2019

    UCU general secretary Jo Grady is touring higher education institutions across the UK, calling on members to vote YES in both the USS pension ballot and the higher…

  • 10 September 2019

    UCU vice president (HE) Vicky Blake wrote to members announcing the opening of two ballots in higher education and calling on all members to vote now and to vote…

  • 6 September 2019

    UCU has confirmed that strike ballots will open at UK universities on Monday in rows over USS pensions and pay, workloads, casualisation and equality. The union's…

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  • 3 September 2019

    New research reveals staff will lose tens of thousands of pounds in retirement because of a series of detrimental changes made to USS.

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  • 22 August 2019

    The USS Joint Negotiating Committee has backed universities' proposals to raise members' USS contributions to 9.6% of their salary, up from 8.8%, with further hikes…

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  • 2 August 2019

    An open letter to all scheme members, whether or not they are members of UCU, from UCU's National Dispute Committee. You will have no doubt read with interest the…

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  • 25 July 2019

    With more strike action potentially looming in the autumn, it has been reported today that member satisfaction with USS has plummeted. The annual report from the…

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  • 24 July 2019

    UCU negotiators presented a rationale in support of proposals at the USS joint negotiating committee (JNC) this week. The document which summarises the proposals…

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  • 22 July 2019

    UCU's general secretary-elect, Jo Grady, has updated members in higher education on the position of the employers on USS and the annual negotiations. As we head…

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  • 1 July 2019

    In her latest message to HE members, UCU's general secretary-elect, Jo Grady, updates on the simultaneous strike ballots over pay and USS planned for September.…

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