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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 11th May 2022

1) Pathway Two: Concerns and Solutions Pathway Two (PW2, research only) staff, employed grant from grant, short-term contract to short-term contract, are one of the most precariously employed groups in the University. This issue was to the fore on recent picket lines (‘Bristol University staff say insecure contracts put them at ‘risk of homelessness’, Bristol Live, […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 4th May 2022

1) UCU Marking and Assessment Boycott This Term Bristol UCU will not be participating in any further industrial action including a marking and assessment boycott this 21/22 academic year. Action short of a strike also came to an end as of yesterday. For other branches with a mandate for action, UCU’s marking and assessment boycott […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 27th April 2022

1) Reminder: Bristol UCU E-Survey: UCU Special USS​ HE Sector Conference, Today Last chance to vote. Click on link below:https://bristolucu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/bristol-ucu-e-survey-ucu-special-uss-he-sector-conference Voting closes today at 10:40. 2) Calling Notice: Bristol UCU Annual General Meeting & Election of Branch Officers and Exec Members, Wednesday 8 June, 13:00–14:00 Our Bristol UCU 2022 AGM will be on Wednesday, 8th […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 13th April 2021

1) Reminder: Bristol UCU E-Survey: UCU Special 4F HE Sector Conference, Wednesday, 20th April Please complete this Bristol UCU E-Survey, by clicking on the link below, so as to inform your Bristol UCU delegates before next week’s Special HE Sector Conference on the Four Fights dispute: https://bristolucu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/bristol-ucu-e-survey-ucu-special-4f-he-sector-conference Bristol UCU does not currently have a mandate for […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th April 2022

1) Reminder: UCU Reballot – Vote Today Today, Wednesday 6th April is your last ‘safe’ chance to return your ballot papers by the ballot closure date of Friday, 8th April. Any ballot posted after today may not arrive in time to be counted.If you haven’t, post your papers today. Our twin USS and 4F disputes are at […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 31st March 2022

1) Pickets/Demonstration Tomorrow See you all tomorrow for our Friday picket lines from 08:30 [link]. Fancy dress is encouraged. Feel free to bring musical instruments along, too. 2) Ballot Replacement Form Not got your UCU ballot papers? Today before 5pm is your last chance to reorder: https://yoursay.ucu.org.uk/s3/Four-Fights-and-USS-re-ballots-replacement-request-form-March-April-2022 3) University of Bristol/Bristol UCU Joint Statement on USS 4. UCU Teachout today, […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 16th March 2022

1) Reminder: Bristol UCU General Meeting, *Today*, 14:00–15:00, via Microsoft Teams To join the General Meeting today@2pm, click on the Teams link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTU2MmE5NGMtNTI0ZS00YjY3LWIwZjEtYTc0NDVkMWJmODY0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b2e47f30-cd7d-4a4e-a5da-b18cf1a4151b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f0fcbaa9-697b-4e7d-ab4e-df011d4063a0%22%7d Agenda, motions, minutes, available from: https://www.ucubristol.org.uk/files/2022/03/allpapers-16march2022.pdf 2) Strike Action and Get The Vote Out Monday, 28th March is the first of 5 scheduled days of strike action that week for Bristol UCU and other branches […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 9th March 2022

1) Return to Work As we return to work following our 10-days of strike action, members may wish to note the following: We are under no duty to report Action Short of a Strike (ASOS). A duty to report arises only if partial performance (see below). Members are under no obligation to report on whether […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 2nd March 2022

1) Bristol UCU Strike Action and National Student Strike Today is our final day of scheduled strike action as well as the National Union of Students ‘Student Strike’ [link]. We look forward to seeing as many staff and students as possible on our UCU picket lines from 8:30am, and joining us for our rally and march […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 14 February 2022

1) Thank You Thanks to University of Bristol students, staff and supporters for making our first day of strike action such a success. It was great to see so many of you on the picket lines today across campus. Today was the first day of our strike action, the first in a week of strike […]