Time is running out. Universities UK have to commit to meaningful negotiations over pensions.

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The Friday email: 19 January 2018

With education under attack on all fronts we need your support more than ever:

  • Fight for pensions
    The ballot for action to defend USS pensions closes today. Thanks to every single member who voted - we expect to announce the result on Monday. 
  • Fight for better pay and better jobs
    UCU further education members in England are campaigning for better pay and jobs and some branches are now balloting for action. New campaign video for ballot branches here
  • Fight for action on workloads
    UCU Wales ballot for action on workloads in further education is now underway and you can find out more about the campaign and watch our new video here. Please complete and return your ballot now. You can request a replacement here up to 2pm on Monday 22 January.
  • Fight for public education
    Diane Abbott MP is to be the keynote speaker at our Cradle to Grave conference on the future of the profession on Saturday 10 February in central London. Last chance to register here

In the news...

  • Senior professors warn of damaging USS changes
  • VCs fail self-awareness test yet again
  • For-profits warning

Read all about it

Social work courses saved at Durham

Following a campaign by UCU and students, Durham University has confirmed it's decided to continue two, two-year MA social work degrees which were due to be closed. 

CPD webinar - build your academic career

Specialist careers adviser, Dr Steve Joy talks you through the do's and don'ts of the academic job hunt in our new online lecture here.

Adult education meeting, 24 February

We invite members working in adult and community education to come and meet likeminded professionals and find out more about our campaign to defend jobs and adult education provision. Register here.

NHS in crisis - demonstrate 3 February 

As the crisis in the NHS deepens and with reports of dangerously over-crowded and understaffed hospitals in the news daily, an emergency demonstration calling for proper funding and an end to privatisation has been called by Health Campaigns Together and the People's Assembly Against Austerity. 

Last updated: 19 January 2018