Newsflash

  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 20th October 2021
    1) Vote Now, Vote Early As of yesterday, ballot papers in our UCU industrial action ballot are arriving in the post.Vote now, vote early For more information:https://www.ucu.org.uk/hedisputesReturn your vote today. Before the ballot closes in 14 days. 2) Bristol UCU General Meeting, Wednesday, 27th October, 13:00-14:00, Microsoft Teams Our first Get The Vote Out-themed Bristol […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 13th October 2021
    1) Open Letter – Share Room Risk Assessments Final call…please sign this open letter, calling on University management to make available ‘a list of rooms and their risk assessments…which staff and students using these workspaces can check’.Click on the link below to sign:https://bristolucu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ucu-open-letter-share-room-ras 2) Ballot Opens Monday Our UCU industrial action ballot opens on Monday […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 6th October 2021
    1) USS and Four Fights On Monday, 18th October, ballot packs will be dispatched to your preferred mailing address by Civica.The ballot closes midday, Thursday 4 November.Why are we voting on taking strike action? What are UCU’s demands to our employers and to the employers’ organizations that represent them – UUK and UCEA? Revoke the pension cuts […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 29th September 2021
    1) USS and Four Fights The industrial action ballots for USS and the Four Fights open on Monday, 18th October.Members can make sure their details are correct by going to https://my.ucu.org.uk/app/utils/login_formOnce logged in, members can check their ballot paper mailing address is correct, for example.For more information:https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/11766/UK-university-staff-to-ballot-in-October-over-pay-and-pensionsAs noted in a recent email to University of Bristol Senior […]
  • Bristol UCU Newsflash, 24th September 2021
    1) USS and Four Fights UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) met on Monday to agree the next steps in our current USS and 4 Fights disputes.  The timetable for action on both USS + 4 Fights is:   Monday 18 October – ballots open   Thursday 4 November – ballots close   Monday 8 November – HEC meets […]
  • 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 Teams Calling 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]