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Recognition Agreement signed  The updated Recognition and Partnership Agreement with the four campus Trade Unions signed   ...more
View/Download  the latest edition of the Brunel Newsletter
2018 Pay Claim   Read the Brunel Branch Committee's view of the current negotiations.
Branch Meeting
Wednesday 20 February   1.00pm
Venu TBA
Panopto information
Brunel Financial Statement & Information
Drop-in Session
5.30 to 6.30pm Tuesday 29 January 2019
Lancaster Bar
If you’d like to meet colleagues who are involved ...more
Branch Committee meeting
Wednesday 6 February 2019   1.00pm
Venue TBA
USS Dispute   Branch Committee ask the VC to state her position on the proposed changes to the pension scheme.   ...more
Read the VC's reply and the response by UCU Branch Chair Stan Gaines
Report of UCU Open to All Meeting
held on Thursday 4 May 2017  
The meeting endorsed UCU's determination to challenge the University to justify its proposals to reduce academic and professional service jobs - which could well be as high as 40
Read the statement  from the UCU Brunel Branch Chair which calls on the University to follow procedure and submit to the campus trade unions a coherent University wide business plan which explicitly states the number of prospective job losses
03/03/16   Staff-Led Review of TxP  released
Email Brunel.UCU@brunel.ac.uk with your comments on the proposals  
National News
08/11/18   2018 Pay Claim    HE sector conference decudes to re-ballot following result of the first ballot ...more
29/06/18   2018 Pay Claim    Members to be balloted for industrial action later this year  ...more
16/04/18   2018 Pay Claim    Employers make opening offer of 1.7%  ...more
13/04/18   USS Dispute   Members vote to accept the Employer's latest proposals  ...more
28/03/18   USS Dispute    Members to be consulted over latest proposals   ...more
23/03/18   USS Dispute    Latest proposal from the Employer's and UCU's response   ...more
13/03/18   USS Dispute   UCU members reject agreement - Strikes to continue   ...more
Read the account by the UCU General Secretary - Sally Hunt, on how we got to where we are and what next?
12/03/18   USS Dispute   Read the agreement reached between UCU and UUK to end the dispute
02/03/18   USS Dispute   Employer's agree to re-open talks under the auspices of the UCAS arbitration service.  Read the revised proposals that UCU will submit.
22/02/18   USS Dispute   Staff at 64 Universities begin 14 days of Industrial Action  ....more
29/07/17   2017 Pay Claim   Membership votes to accept employers 1.7% final offer  ....more
06/01/17   NSS Boycott  UCU is supporting the call by the National Union of Students, to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS). The boycott covers  ....more
14/11/16   2016 Pay Claim  Action called off after ballot result - 1.1% final offer 'accepted'  ....more
09/10/15   UCU Higher Education Committee's 'accepts' the 1% pay offer. Campaign for 2016 pay claim to begin  ....more
26/06/15   Consultation Ballot rejects 1% pay offer branches to be consulted further on a pay campaign  ....more
10/05/15   USS proposed changes - Employers consulation
The proposals are detailed at www.ussconsultation.co.uk where there is access to the Consultation part of the website wich closed on Friday 22 May 2015.
UCU's suggested responses to the consultation questions
26/01/15   USS Ballot result
UCU members have voted to accept new proposals for their pensions and not restart a marking and assessment boycott ...more
09/01/15   Ballot on changes to USS   Marking boycott remains suspended
Following talks between UCU and the Employers UCU agreed to put the new compromise proposals over changes to the pension scheme to a ballot...more
Times Higher Report
UCU's summary and efect of January 2015 proposals
UCU's response to USS proposals - November 2014
USS Recovery Plan - statement of funding principles - October 2014
Academics write to USS to suggest unresonable unassumptions have been made by USS in their deficit calculations ....more
The Employers' (UUK) proposals October 2014
False Assumptions by UUK - THE article
Dennis Leech Blog