USS news

Important developments on the USS pension scheme.

  • 17 November 2017

    UCU general secretary Sally Hunt issues an important update on USS, the employers' alarming propsals, and the need for a decisive vote in the upcoming strike ballot.…

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  • 19 October 2017

    UCU general secretary has written to members about the result of UCU's consultative ballot on taking action over changes to USS; 86.6% of members who voted said…

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  • 19 September 2017

    Text of email to USS vice-chancellors and principals on future funding of the pension scheme from UCU general secretary Sally Hunt. 19 September 2017 Dear vice-chancellor/principal…

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  • 19 September 2017

    UCU advisers First Actuarial have provided a report to us on USS consultation document on the 2017 valuation.

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  • 6 September 2017

    UCU is holding a consultative ballot of members in majority USS institutions because the scheme's trustees say that a further 6.6% increase in contributions is…

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  • 31 July 2017

    UCU has said panicked reactions to a snapshot reading of the health of USS would do little to resolve the problems the scheme faced or how best to deal with them.…

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  • 19 May 2017

    UCU general secretary Sally Hunt writes in the Times Higher about why employers should change attitudes towards risk.

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  • 10 May 2017

    UCU advisers First Actuarial have written a further document to challenge the USS approach to the valuation.

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  • 10 May 2017

    Comparison by First Actuarial of USS and the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

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  • 6 March 2017

    More useful information produced by First Actuarial on projected USS cash flows to help branches in discussions with employers.

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