USS news

Important developments on the USS pension scheme.

  • 2 March 2018

    With the countdown on to the first meeting with the employers since the action to defend USS began, UCU's general secretary urges now is not the time to weaken…

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  • 1 March 2018

    UCU's general secretary says many universities are 'crossing a line' over members taking action short of a strike. UCU general secretary Sally Hunt has this morning…

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  • 28 February 2018

    With phase one of UCU's strike action coming to an end, Sally Hunt urges members not to drop the pressure as we look ahead to the next walkout on 5 March. In her…

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  • 27 February 2018

    After another cold day on picket lines by striking members UCU's general secretary reports that the employers have now agreed to talks at ACAS. She tells members:…

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  • 26 February 2018

    UCU's general secretary frustrated by the 'talks' that aren't talks. UCU general secretary Sally Hunt wrote to USS members late on Sunday night ahead of the second…

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  • 23 February 2018

    Day two of UCU's USS strike action continued the solid turnout seen on day one. The general secretary's update for members on day two of  strike action led with…

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  • 22 February 2018

    Day one of USS strike action saw the employers in complete disarray while members and students united at huge picket lines and rallies. In an update to members…

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  • 22 February 2018

    Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP has today offered his solidarity to striking UCU members on behalf of the Labour Party. In a message posted on his social media…

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  • 21 February 2018

    On the eve of the biggest HE strike action ever Sally Hunt explains that the employers have left us with no choice. This morning the Financial Times editorial called…

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  • 20 February 2018

    New video explaining that academic-related and professional staff are equally affected by the USS changes and are also striking for their future pensions.

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