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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 17th December 2020

1) Dispute Latest On Tuesday this week, Branch Negotiators had their third scheduled meeting of the Dispute Resolution Process. One more meeting will be scheduled early in the new year. While Branch Negotiators are pleased to report some welcome movement regarding risk assessment and ‘devolved’ blending learning decision-making (see below), the University has not agreed […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 9th December: Dispute Resolution: In-Person Teaching; Digital Experience Insights Survey

1) Dispute Resolution: In-Person Teaching The Branch Executive and Branch Reps meet yesterday, this in advance of our final Dispute Resolution meeting Wednesday next week. Reps highlighted the potential importance of devolving online and in-person teaching decision to Schools and to individual programmes, and of capping f2f, in-person teaching for hourly-paid and Pathway 3 fixed-term […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 2nd December 2020

1) Dispute Resolution: In-Person Teaching Branch Officers had our latest dispute resolution meeting with the University on Monday. Another meeting is scheduled before the end of term to discuss certain proposals and suggested measures around the balance of online teaching for staff, the appropriate level of decision making and institutional risk assessment. A Joint Branch […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 18th November 2020

1) Bristol UCU Annual General Meeting, *Today*, 13;00-14:00, via Microsoft Teams To join at 13:00 today, please click on the link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGU1YWJhODYtM2MxOC00MTQ1LWFhNzktMTA0MzNjMWM1YWY3%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 On the agenda, election of Branch Officers and of the Branch Executive Committee for 2020-21. James Thompson, Branch President, will give an oral report, including an update on our current dispute. For a […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 11th November 2020

1) Dispute & Special Senate Tomorrow James Thompson, Branch President, has written on behalf of the Branch to register a formal dispute with the University over its failure to move unnecessary in-person teaching online and to allow staff to teach online where appropriate. As announced yesterday, Bristol UCU members voted to declare the dispute in […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 4th November 2020

1) Vote Now–Bristol UCU Consultative Ballot If you haven’t voted, please vote now. Voting closes this Friday. Bristol UCU members who haven’t voted received an email today (4th November), just before 09:30, titled Reminder: Bristol UCU consultative ballot, sent from University and College Union <yoursay@ucu.org.uk>.  Click on the link in that email to vote. The ballot closes 12 noon on Friday 6 November 2020.  If you have not received the […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 28th October 2020

Bristol UCU Consultative Ballot – Please Vote Yesterday (Tuesday, 27th October) Bristol UCU members received an email, just after 15:00, titled Bristol UCU consultative ballot, sent from University and College Union <yoursay@ucu.org.uk>. Clink on the link in that email to vote. The ballot closes 12 noon on Friday 6 November 2020. 2 questions to answer. The first is about whether to declare a formal dispute over […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 21st October 2020

1) Motion Update – Failure to Agree & Members’ Dispute Consultation The Branch Executive Committee met yesterday (Tuesday, 20th October) and decided to register a Failure to Agree with the University over our core demands on default online teaching,  on the right of individuals to teach online and on sharing more comprehensive institutional infection data […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 14th October 2020

1) University Response to our Bristol UCU Motion The Branch Executive Committee have received the University’s formal response to our motion. You can read it in full here: https://tinyurl.com/UCUmotionResponseOct20 This response from the University falls short of meeting our core demands on default online teaching, on the right of individuals to teach online and on […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 7th October 2020

1) Immediate Transition – Online Teaching University Senior Management are now in receipt of our branch demands. We await a formal response. Branch negotiators are looking for University Management to respond with a set of concrete proposals that we can share with our Executive Committee and with branch members for consultation as soon as possible. […]

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