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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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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 30th September 2020

1) Motion – University of Bristol COVID-19 Institutional Response Monday’s Emergency General Meeting saw Bristol UCU members pass the above motion almost unanimously. Yesterday, at our Joint Consultation and Negotiating Committee, Branch Negotiators presented our motion to University management and our demands as regards in-person, face-to-face teaching. Branch President James Thompson is writing to University […]

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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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