Newsletter – May 2016

The latest UCU Warwick newsletter has now been published.

UCU Newsletter May 2016

HE Green Paper & Prevent

The Green Paper and Prevent are two key facets of a general assault on the fundamental principles of public higher education – accessibility, democracy and academic freedom.

This article explains why the Green Paper is so dangerous for members of the UCU and why we must continue to be part of nation-wide struggle to stop it

Trade dispute between UCU and employers concerning the 2016/17 claim regarding pay and terms and conditions

The ballot closed at noon on 4th May 2016. Almost two thirds (65.4%) of members who voted backed strike action and over three quarters (77.3%) voted for action short of a strike.

Pay a Living Wage!

UCU, together with the other campus unions, is putting pressure on University management to pay the Living Wage to all staff.

Angry and Ashamed – Pay Attention to Pay or Pay the Price

Pay of people on the main 51-point salary scale has declined by 14.5% since 2009/10, even though annual surpluses across the sector have increased by 74.7% and reserves are up by 57.4%.

Talking Union – TUC Interactive guide

TUC have published a guide to help you talk ‘Union’ to your colleagues.

Casework support – A note of caution

Each year we get many requests for support from people who have joined with issues in progress and wish to access support.  The Union is a self-help group, not a service which people pay for and we are keen to hold ourselves to that ethos.

Calling for new caseworkers

We are looking for new members to join our existing group of caseworkers.  Full formal training is provided and there are many opportunities to learn informally from members of our dedicated team.

Warwick UCU Website revamp

The Warwick UCU website has been revamped – we would be interested in hearing your views on this.

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