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USS news

Important developments on the USS pension scheme.

  • 11 October 2019

    UCU has expressed concerns about how Jane Hutton has been removed from the Universities Superannuation Scheme and has called on the scheme to release its evidence.…

  • 4 October 2019

    UCU general secretary Jo Grady has announced that UCU is pursuing investigation into the possibility if legal action against USS Trustee Ltd after a leading pensions…

  • 3 October 2019

    USS negotiator Sam Marsh discusses what is at stake in UCU's autumn 2019 industrial action ballot over USS, and why we need a strong mandate for industrial action.…

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  • 27 September 2019

    Given the upcoming expiry of the current term of office of one of the directors appointed by UCU there is a vacancy for a UCU appointed director on the board of…

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  • 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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