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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 15th September 2021

1) ‘Surviving Your Casualised Contract, Bristol UCU Anti-Casualisation Workshop, Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 17:00-18:00, Microsoft TeamsCalling all casualised staff (new and old)! UCU Bristol Branch and the Bristol Anti-Precarity Network are pleased to present their inaugural virtual workshop event, which will serve as a ‘survival guide’ for anyone in casual or precarious employment at the […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 8th September 2021

1) Message from the President Firstly, may I take this opportunity in this ‘welcome back’ Newsflash to say that I hope that members have had a chance to take some well-earned leave. If the last academic year was, to put mildly, ‘challenging’, this academic year promises to be equally if not more so. This is certainly not […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 28th July 2021

1) Summer Break Newsflash will take its summer break from today, returning in September. With our current UK HE disputes over pensions, job security, job equality and workload coming to a head, these next few months are going to be busy ones for UCU negotiators and reps. Members, too, will be facing key decisions as regards […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 21st July 2021

1) Bristol UCU Pension + 4 Fights Briefing with UCU Head of HE Paul Bridge, *Today*, 13:00-14:00, via Microsoft Teams Bristol UCU members are invited to a briefing on the pension and Four Fights (pay inequality, job security, workload and pay devaluation) disputes today@1pm. UCU’s Head of Higher Education Paul Bridge will be our main speaker […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th July 2021

1) Save USS  Members may be looking forward to some well-earned leave. One issue remains pressing. As made clear at our recent branch meeting and through our UCU modeller [link], there is an attempt once again to degrade USS, with steep rises in contributions and cuts to benefits on the negotiating table. Now is the time […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 30th June 2021

1) Emergency Online Branch Meeting Thanks to members who found the time at short notice to attend our branch meeting on Monday. The meeting was called to seek branch members’ views on the current pension and 4 Fights disputes. The Branch President has fed back the views expressed at Monday’s meetings to UCU HQ, this […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 23rd June 2021

1) Emergency Online Branch Meeting, Monday, 28th June, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams Bristol UCU members are invited to an Emergency Online Branch Meeting Monday next week, 13:00-14:00. To join the meeting on Monday, click on the link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZWI0YWE2MGUtNWUwZi00MjQ4LTkyZTYtZjk3OTM0ZTE2OWEw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b2e47f30-cd7d-4a4e-a5da-b18cf1a4151b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2284bed226-036c-4d6a-8636-53c81afae48a%22%7d A reminder with the Teams link will be sent on Monday morning. The meeting has been called ‘to […]

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Bristol UCU​​​​ Newsflash, 16th June 2021

1) Why I joined the Union – Tracey Hooper Writes Our immediate Past President Tracey Hooper is retiring after many years of service to UCU, to campus unions and to the University. As part of her ‘retirement tour’, Tracey has written about why she joined ‘the Union’: So, why should people be members of the […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 9th June 2021

1) Bristol UCU Annual General Meeting, *Today*, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams To join the AGM today @1pm, click on the link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Mzk4MGJiYWYtMTJmNi00ZDg1LTkwZjItOTIzMTEyYjA0MTk4%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: the election of Branch Officers and our Executive Committee for 2021-2022, Workload Allocation for Branch Reps and wishing all the best to Tracey Hooper and to James Thompson, who are standing […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 2nd June 2021

1) Bristol UCU Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, 9th June, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams Bristol UCU holds its AGM Wednesday next week. On the agenda: the election of Branch Officers and our Executive Committee for 2021-2022 For a copy of the full agenda and candidates standing for election as Branch Officers and as Exec members, please click on […]