Newsflash

  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 1 August 2022
    1) Summer Newsflash takes a two-week break, returning just as UCU starts another Get The Vote Out [link] campaign in August, and the terms of our new Branch Officer team, Executive Committee and Branch Reps begin in earnest. Newsflash’s break does not mean the branch breaks.   Whether re-establishing trade union consultation rights, working on a local USS […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 21st July 2022
    1) Exceptional Recognition Payment and Union Consultation Bristol UCU reps, along with Unison and Unite reps, restated their point that the decision on the part of University Management and the Board of Trustees not to consult trade unions about the terms of the Exceptional Recognition Payment did not respect our Union Recognition Agreements’ commitment to […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th July 2022 
    1) Industrial Action Ballot Bristol UCU and all UCU HE members will be balloted in October on strike action, with a view to taking strike action in November over our 4 Fights and USS disputes. 2) USS Update, July 2022 For an update on the USS legal challenge and more, please see 3) Calling Notice: […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th June 2022
    1) Exceptional Recognition Payment UCU, along with the other campus unions Unite and Unite, while welcoming the Exceptional Recognition Payment (campus unions have been calling for an all-staff bonus for several years), note with dismay the terms of Payment. See our Bristol UCU statement: https://bristolucu.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/bristol-ucu-statement-exceptional-recognition-payment-june-2022/ In short, campus unions: call on all staff, regardless of contract type, […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 25th May 2022
    1) Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 8th June 2022, 13:00-14:00: Teams Link, Agenda & Papers To join the branch AGM on Wednesday, 8th June, click on the Teams link below: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjhlNjZhZWQtOTU0MC00NzE1LTlkZmMtZTQxMTA1ZTNjMzVi%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 Agenda: Minutes of the Previous Annual General Meeting (AGM), 9 June 2021 Treasurer’s Report and Statement of Income and Expenditure Election of Branch Officers and […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 18th May 2022
    1) Changes to Academic Progression Procedure, May 2022 Pathways 1, 2 and 3 colleagues (some of whom were on fixed-term contracts ending this academic year) may have received a letter or email entitled ‘Changes to the Academic Progression Procedure’.  We are keen to hear from any academic colleagues on these changes. Please email ucu-office@bristol.ac.uk with your comments.  […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]