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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 23rd September 2020

1) Emergency General Meeting, Monday 28th September, 13:00-14:00, via Microsoft Teams Yesterday the Bristol UCU Branch Executive Committee called an Emergency General Meeting for Monday next week, to discuss and vote on an Executive Committee motion on the University’s current policy on in-person, face-to-face teaching. Exec also considered the results of the branch survey. To […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 16th September: Message from the Branch President James Thompson

Message from the Branch President As term approaches, Bristol UCU members are working hard, as ever, on preparing for the new academic year. We’ve never done so, however, in these circumstances. Nationally and locally, UCU has been striving to keep staff and students safe. We’re working closely with Bristol Student Union highlight to pursue common […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 9th September 2020

1) New Subs 2020/21 The new UCU subs for 2020-21 are on the Bristol UCU branch website: https://www.ucubristol.org.uk/ucu-subscription-rates/ Members earning under £22,000 pay no local branch subscription. Postgraduates who teach are eligible for free standard membership. — 2) Give Research Staff Honorary Status at End of Contract Please sign this open letter calling on the University […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th July 2020

1) Branch Working Group: ‘to develop a political strategy…to apply pressure on the university to accede to staff demands’ Thanks to everyone who attended our Extra-ordinary General Meeting last Wednesday. At that EGM, we voted for two motions, both of which were endorsed by the branch Executive Committee yesterday. In approving the first motion, the […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 15th July 2020

1) Extra-ordinary General Meeting, Wednesday, 22nd July, 12:30-14:00 via Microsoft Teams A branch Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held a week today on Wednesday, 22nd July, 12:30-14:00 via Microsoft Teams. To join the meeting next week, please click on the link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MGE4MTMwZmYtOTMzMi00MTBiLTg5YTYtYjc2ZGVlMDUyNWQ4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b2e47f30-cd7d-4a4e-a5da-b18cf1a4151b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22808b1cd4-a148-40b5-9088-03701d876c24%22%7d The EGM was called following a requisition signed by at least […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 8th July 2020

1) Emergency Online Branch Meeting Last Week & University Pay and Reward Proposals 20/21 Thanks to members who attended our Online Branch Meeting Wednesday last week, called to discuss the University’s proposals to reduce the pay and reward bill for 2020-21 as contingency against revenue estimated to be lost next year. James Thompson, Branch President […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 1st July 2020

1) *Emergency Online Branch Meeting*, Tomorrow, 13:00-14:00, via Microsoft Teams On the agenda: the University of Bristol Pay & Reward Proposals for 2020 Motion for discussion: https://tinyurl.com/MotionIjuly2020 — 2) UCU Levy Bristol UCU Officers and Executive Committee agreed yesterday in principle to cover the levy for lower paid members of the branch from branch funds in the event of […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 24th June 2020

1) Statement – Bristol UCU and Black Lives Matter Bristol UCU speaks out in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter protests, the University of Bristol BAME Staff Network, and all those fighting to remove the pervasive structures of racism–legal, social, economic, cultural and other. On 25 May, George Floyd was brutally murdered. At its Online Branch Meeting on […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 10th June 2020

1) Online Branch Meeting, Wednesday, 17th June, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams Wednesday next week Bristol UCU hosts another online branch meeting between 13:00-14:00, open to all branch members. Microsoft Teams joining details plus agenda will be shared early next week. Items for branch discussion, time permitting, include: The latest on current University of Bristol staff pay-related […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 27th May: Fixed-Term Contracts Letter, SPP, CRIC & Performance Management, Online Branch Meeting Last Week, Working From Home, Four Fights & USS Disputes, Strike Deductions & Hardship Fund Claims

1) Bristol UCU Letter on Fixed-Term Contracts Following a nearly unanimous vote at Wednesday’s online branch meeting last week to take steps to protect job security for fixed-term staff, we are asking all branch members to sign this online letter: https://tinyurl.com/bris-ucu-fixed-term-contracts The letter calls on the University’s senior management team to extend the contracts of […]

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