USS national dispute committee

We welcome comments and suggestions from members through our shared mailbox:

About the NDC [100kb]

One year on the from USS dispute

As the first anniversary of the USS dispute approaches, the NDC has issued an update for members, one year on from the USS strike [132kb], looking back at how far we have come and assessing the present situation.

Lobby your VC over USS with new materials

USS are currently consulting with our employers over the 2018 valuation process. The NDC has produced a template letter [18kb] that branch pension officers can send to their university leadership teams, and we urge you to do so urgently. The letter outlines the active steps that our university managers can do to help resolve this dispute.

Branch motion on implementing the JEP

The NDC has produced a branch motion [149kb] on implementing the JEP which it suggests that branches propose at their next general meetings. It has also prepared a branch briefing note [130kb] which suggests points on which we can lobby employers while they are deciding how to respond to the new USS technical provisions document.

Committee documents

USS NDC: one year on, Feb 19 [132kb]

NDC suggested branch motion on implementing the JEP [149kb]

NDC – Minutes of meeting 17 December 2018 [51kb]

USS NDC committee update, 14 Dec 18 [131kb]

NDC – Minutes of meeting 26 October 2018 [49kb]

USS NDC chair's speech to special conference, Nov 18 [57kb]

NDC – Minutes of inaugural meeting 5 October 2018 [554kb]

Report from the NDC to the Superannuation Working Group [164kb]

About the NDC [100kb]


The members of the committee are:

Elected members:

  • Bruce Baker (Northern)
  • Andrew Chitty (South East)
  • Karen Evans (North West)
  • Deepa Govindarajan Driver (South)
  • Jo Grady (Yorkshire and Humberside)
  • Susanne Hakenbeck (Eastern and Home Counties)
  • Gholam Khiabany (London)
  • Linda Moore (Northern Ireland),
  • Rebecca Richards (West Midlands)
  • Tim Wilson (Scotland)

Specialist group committees

  • Shalini Sharma (black members' standing committee)
  • Megan Povey (women members' standing committee)
  • Themesa Neckles (disabled members' standing comittee)
  • Sam Morecroft (anti-casualisation committee)  


Douglas Chalmers (President-elect)

Committee secretary: Paul Bridge, UCU Head of Higher Education

Last updated: 21 February 2019