Extraordinary General Meeting – April 19

The USS consultation closed last Friday and 64% of those returning ballots (in a turnout of 63%) voted to accept the UUK’s offer.

We will be holding a post-ballot Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday 19th April, 12:00 – 13:30, in P5.21A/B Physics in order to discuss future developments and how we should respond as a branch.

As such the agenda is open but based around some of these questions (and structured as below) – how can we build on the strength of action showed during the USS strikes? How best to pursue the defence of our pensions? What are our other priorities for the coming period and how can we address these?

  1. What next? Following the ‘yes’ vote – timelines for UCU, UCU negotiators, the proposed joint expert panel etc.
  2. Developing the branch – Departmental Contacts, Caseworkers, Communications Strategy (for more information please see the all member email).
  3. Strike debrief, and preparation for potential future strike action.
  4. Pay deductions, incidences of pressure from HoD’s to reschedule and other strike breaking activities.

This is also an opportunity to bring forward Branch motions.

Update: We have received a member-led motion that we will circulate to all members asap.

UCU Open Meeting


UCU Open Meeting
Wednesday 30 November
12:30 to 2:00 in S0.11

Warwick UCU will be holding an Open meeting for both members and non-members in Week 9. More details will follow but three confirmed items for discussion are:

1) The Higher Education and Research Bill – what does effective resistance look like?

2) The Teaching Excellence Framework – what does the National Union of Students’ decision to boycott the National Student Survey mean for university staff?

3) The Stern Review of Research Excellence Framework – some unintended consequences of tackling the “transfer window”.

See you there.