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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 15th May: AGM 5th June, Student Wellbeing Service Team Restructuring Proposals, #CeasfireNow

1) Branch Annual General Meeting, 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 5th June, 2024, Microsoft Teams All Bristol UCU members are invited to the online branch AGM on Wednesday, 5th June@ 1pm. One item on the agenda: election of branch officers and the branch Executive Committee for 2024-25. One key issue: with long-standing branch officer and current Branch President Jamie Melrose […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 24th April: Pay and Grade Structure Proposals: JU Update, ‘Staff-Student Relationships’ EGM Yesterday, UCU Congress 2024, Workers’ Memorial Day & May Day

1) Pay and Grade Structure Proposals: Joint Union Update Following the approval by both University of Bristol Unite and UCU branches of the University’s pay and grade structure proposals — the phased removal of bottom spine points from grades and the addition of new top spine points to grades —, UNISON branch have voted to reject these […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 18th April: Tea & Coffee Survey, Branch EGM, ‘Motion on Staff-Student Relationships’, Tuesday, 23rd April, Members Winning at Work, UCU Congress 2024

1) Tea & Coffee Survey Drawn up by our UNISON colleague Jane Carter, please complete this joint union Tea and Coffee Survey: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=MH_ksn3NTkql2rGM8aQVG54-iOWt421Io5JpcprFwSNUMjdQTVZTUkRGNTJEMzVTSzRCUDFDOVI0MC4u The survey is intended to better understand the situation across the University concerning the provision of day-to-day refreshments/break rooms. Do you get your tea and coffee supplied? Or do you have to pay? […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 20th March: Bristol UCU Primo Vere

1) Bristol UCU Primo Vere Thanks to everyone who attended our branch General Meeting last week. Thanks, too, to everyone who participated in recent e-consultations on the pay and grade structure proposals and on branch motions to go to Congress. Proposals and motions both approved btw by Exec Committee. Said proposals approved by Unite: we look forward […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 13th March: General Meeting Today@1pm, Vic Rooms Student Occupation & Ceasefire NOW!, Staff Experience Survey 2024

1) General Meeting, Today,13:00-14:00, Teams To join today:  https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Y2RmMTFkZmQtODFjNi00OTg5LThkMjctYjhjYzgyNmEyMDlj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b2e47f30-cd7d-4a4e-a5da-b18cf1a4151b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2213b13f87-fa76-4f29-9904-f9f645bd8649%22%7d To complete the branch e-survey on our proposed branch motions to Congress: https://bristolucu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/motions-2-go-2-congress-2024 2) Vic Rooms Student Occupation & Ceasefire NOW! Bristol UCU branch shares the call of the student ‘UoB Occupation for a Free Palestine’ for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied territories, […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th March: Pay and Grade Structure Proposals, General Meeting Next Week & Congress Motions, GS & NEC Elections – Jo Grady Reelected

1) Pay and Grade Structure Proposals Following our branch Executive Committee yesterday, the University of Bristol branch of UCU has officially approved the University pay and grade structure proposals, proposals ‘negotiated by trade union reps and University/HR officers over the course of October, November, and December, and approved by the University Executive Board‘ in January. […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th February: Pay and Grade Structure Proposals Ballot, MacGate, GM, 13th March, 1-2

1) Pay and Grade Structure Proposals 2024 Our ‘IMPORTANT: University of Bristol UCU consultative ballot (February 2024)’ closes today. Please do complete if you haven’t already: check your email inbox. The branch Executive Committee meets on March 5th to approve or not the proposals [link].   Executive Committee will also approve or not a proposed revision to […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 14th February 2024: Pay and Grade Structure Proposals, Open Day Half-Term Clash, UCU Coalition for Just Mobility, AP Movement, Ceasefire Now, GS Hustings, Elizabeth Somerville

1) Pay and Grade Structure Proposals 2024 Members will be consulted shortly about the Pay and Grade Structure Proposals [link], with a view to approve (or not) these changes by March. UNISON are consulting their members on whether to bank these incremental improvements to pay progression; the University of Bristol Unite Branch Executive have recommended approval […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 31st January: Pay and Grade Structure Proposals 2024

1) ​Pay and Grade Structure Proposals 2024 Dear all, At our General Meeting last week, we shared with members the current University Pay and Grade Structure proposals, negotiated by trade union reps and University/HR officers over the course of October, November, and December 2023, and approved by the University Executive Board earlier this month. Bristol […]

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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: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_ZTg3OGZiMWItZGY0ZC00MTFiLTkzZjctNDFlYjYwOTNjZDUy@thread.v2/0?context=%7B%22Tid%22:%22b2e47f30-cd7d-4a4e-a5da-b18cf1a4151b%22,%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. […]