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Jo Grady

General secretary's news

Updates from Jo Grady, UCU's general secretary

  • 6 October 2022

    I write today with incredibly significant news on USS pensions. After requests were made by UCU, the USS Trustee has released data from its June monitoring report…

  • 4 October 2022

    I'm writing to send solidarity and congratulations to each and every one of you on an amazing first week of strike action which saw vibrant and angry picket lines…

  • 28 September 2022

    The past three weeks of this campaign have been incredible. You've recorded tens of thousands of votes, attended hundreds of meetings and sent endless pet pictures…

  • 28 September 2022

    Today we received some big news with regards the USS pension scheme.

  • 22 September 2022

    From Monday, UCU members in FE colleges in England will launch a period of unprecedented strike action in the fight for fair pay. In the midst of a cost of living…

  • 2 September 2022

    Next week is the big one. You will be finally receiving your ballots from Wednesday 7 September for the biggest industrial action in the history of higher education.…

  • 26 August 2022

    Thank you to all of you who came along to last night's UCU LIVE event. I could see from your comments how angry you are at the current state of the higher education…

  • 19 August 2022

    You will have no doubt seen the news yesterday, reported by Josephine Cumbo from the Financial Times, that the £14.5bn deficit that was used as a justification…