Your Bristol UCU Newsflash, 18th May 2016

1) Lecture Capture

The results of the ‘Should We Retain “No Questions Asked” Lecture Capture Opt Out?’ e-ballot are in.

79.6% respondents said yes, keep the no questions asked opt out. 159 members replied.

For a snapshot of members’ comments:

2) What’s Bristol UCU Been Doing in 2015/16?

Want to know what Bristol UCU Officers and Reps have been doing about progression, workloads, Prevent and academic roles profiles.

Please see our branch officers’ report:

3) The Impact of REF and Performance-Related Pay

Is the outcome of REF shaping decisions in your School and Faculty?
What are your views on performance-related pay and metrics at Bristol?
UCU is canvassing members on both.

Please share with as regards the fallout and the decisions taken post REF.

Please complete this survey from Dr Monica Franco-Santos, Cranfield University, designed to survey all UCU members on the performance management and reward practices at Bristol:

4) No to job cuts and victimisation of union reps at London Met

Please sign and circulate the petition against job cuts and victimisation of trade union reps at London Metropolitan University, where UCU officers Mark Campbell and David Hardman have been targeted for redundancy.

UCU is calling on the board of governors to respect union representatives and rescind the decision on compulsory redundancies.