Bristol UCU Newsflash, 17th January 2024: Pay & Grade Structure Proposals and Branch General Meeting Next Week, Protect the Right to Strike, 27th Jan., GS, VP and NEC Election Hustings in Feb.

1) Pay and Grade Structure Proposals and Branch General Meeting Next Week, Wednesday, 24th Jan., 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams

We have our first branch General Meeting next week. To join lunchtime Wednesday:,%22Oid%22:%2213b13f87-fa76-4f29-9904-f9f645bd8649%22%7D

On Monday, the pay and grade structure proposals, negotiated with campus union reps and approved by the University Executive Board, will go live. A summary has been shared with School, Department and Professional Service Bristol UCU reps.

Our one-agenda-item General Meeting will see the launch of the process to approve (or not) the proposals, as well as an opportunity for branch member feedback.

2) Protect the Right to Strike March and Rally, Saturday, 27th Jan., 12:00-14:00, Cheltenham

To register:

To book a coach place:

‘[T]he government has passed laws that could restrict the right to strike for over five million workers.. The right to strike is a fundamental British liberty. We must defend it at all costs’.

Repeal the Minimum Service Level Act now.

3) UCU General Secretary, Vice President and National Executive Committee Elections: February Hustings

Online hustings will take place for the General Secretary and Vice President candidates in February 2024. For more details:

UCU trustee, general secretary and NEC elections 2023-24 Information on UCU elections for 2023-23, covering the positions of UCU general secretary, trustee, FE vice-president and NEC