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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 13th May 2020

1) Branch Negotiators’ Update In last week’s Newsflash, we noted that at a previous Joint Consultative and Negotiating Committee (JCNC), the University’s senior team signaled that they wished to discuss pay at the University of Bristol, as part of the institutional financial response to the COVID-19 emergency. Discussion is ongoing; budgets are being examined and broad principles […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th May 2020

1) Branch Negotiators’ Update At our Joint Consultative and Negotiating Committee (JCNC) last week, the University’s senior team signalled that they wished to discuss pay at the University of Bristol, as part of the institutional response to the COVID-19 emergency. Campus union negotiators – UCU, Unite, Unison – have not agreed to any proposals on pay […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th April 2020

1) Branch Reps Update – Next Week To say things are happening thick and fast presently is an understatement. For example, branch negotiators have been dealing with pressing issues around furloughing, redeployment and the fallout of the current recruitment protocol. In advance of our Annual General Meeting in 3 weeks’ time, we will endeavour to […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 22nd April 2020

1) Call For Nominations – Branch Officers and Executive Committee Members We have our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 20th May, 1pm-2pm. Online hosting details tbc. On the agenda: the election of the Branch President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership/Recruitment Secretary, Anti-Casualisation Officer and Equality Officer for 2020-2021, as well as Members of Exec for […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 3rd April 2020

This is an uncertain and stressful period for us all. Branch reps are currently engaged with and negotiating on a range of pressing issues (see below) with managers, members and UCU Regional/UK officials. Members are encouraged to contact ucu-office@bristol.ac.uk and/or speak to their School/Department/Divisional reps with any concerns they have. For more on strike pay deductions, fixed-term […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 26th March 2020

1) Message From The Branch President Dear Colleagues, It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for the branch (!). Like many others, I’m in the second week of family isolation with two small children after our three-year old developed a cough (he’s now on the mend, and seriously noisy). In recent days, branch officers have […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 5th February 2020

1) 14 Days of Strikes As announced on Monday [link], Bristol UCU and 73 other branches of UCU are taking a further 14 days of staggered industrial action from Thursday, 20th February. This follows the decision of UCU’s Higher Education Committee last Thursday. Employers were notified on Monday. Bristol UCU Exec and Reps meet later […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th January 2020

1) Landmark Deal at University of Bristol to Tackle Gender Pay Gap Suzy Cheeke, Bristol UCU Vice President, and Judith Squires, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, signed the ‘University of Bristol Collective Agreement to Address the Gender Pay Gap’ yesterday. This agreement is the culmination of 18 months of negotiations and is a first for UK HE. 2) Claiming […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 22nd January 2020

1) Branch Meeting, TODAY, 13:00-14:00, LT3, Arts Complex Two items of University of Bristol UCU branch business on the agenda [link]: A motion to approve our University of Bristol/Bristol UCU Collective Agreement to Address the Gender Pay Gap [link], and a presentation/discussion of the Agreement. Our next phase of industrial actions and the current proposal […]

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Bristol UCU Newsflash, 11th December 2019 – Newsflash 2019 in review

January-March The year started with the UK-wide re-ballotting of members over pay and equality: ‘Don’t Delay, Vote Today!’. We approved our branch priorities for 2019: negotiating our Gender Pay Gap and Anti-Casualisation Claims; implementing our Workload Principles, and negotiating the Promotion and Progression Review. In March, Newsflash highlighted the current state of the USS dispute, […]

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