Your Bristol UCU Newsflash, 17th May 2017

1) Pay, Workload and Next Steps: After the AGM

Following the results of the recent branch e-ballot [PDF], and the AGM last week, Bristol UCU’s position is now to accept the pay offer.

For more information, and what the immediate future holds, please read our Bristol UCU blog post ‘Pay, Workload and Next Steps’:

2) Promotion and Progression Review

As part of the branch response to the promotion and progression review, Bristol UCU will be holding a series of focus groups. Lunch will be provided.
For Pathway 3 staff – Tuesday 13 June 2017, 1.00 – 2.00 pm, please register:
For Pathway 2 staff – Tuesday 6 June 2017, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, please register:
For Pathway 1 staff Thursday 15 June 2017, 1.00 – 2.00 pm, please register:

3) Pathway 1 Review – Bristol UCU Submission

Bristol UCU branch officers have submitted Bristol UCU’s initial response to the University’s Pathway 1 Review:

4) Solidarity with Manchester

Colleagues may be aware of the cuts and redundancies at Manchester.

Manchester UCU writes:

We are deeply shocked by, and utterly condemn, today’s announcement that over 900 staff, mostly academics, are at risk of losing their jobs through compulsory redundancy as the University wants to reduce staff numbers in order to create some financial “headroom”

For more information about UCU’s response:

5) UCU GE#17 Manifesto

The manifesto sets out UCU’s vision for inclusive lifelong learning: