All members are invited to a UCU University of Leeds local association emergency general meeting on Wednesday 6 July at 1pm, in Clothworkers North Building lecture theatre 2.31 (cinema). The agenda is:
1. EU referendum result
To discuss and debate the implications of the EU referendum for our university and the sector
2. IT restructure
An update from the negotiating team
3. UCU president
The committee has voted to appoint Tim Goodall as president for 2016-17 under rule 8.9 because the Annual General Meeting didn’t elect a president. The committee is seeking the general meeting’s approval of that decision.
How to get to Clothworkers North Building lecture theatre 2.31 (cinema): From the main door of Clothworkers North building, go through two sets of double doors and head down the corridor. Go up to level two using staircase 2. Follow the corridor around. The Cinema room is straight ahead.
1. Motion to recommend rejection of the offer This UCU branch believes that the current ‘potential agreement’ offer represents a major cut in pensions. The offer accepts the parameters of the huge projected deficit, and cuts pensions to fill this gap. As well as ending Final Salary, it concedes the principle of a Defined Contribution element for contributions over £55,000 that allows the Employer to cut their contributions to 12%, provides members with no certainty about the value of their pension and paves the way for future concessions. This UCU branch therefore calls on all members to vote to reject the offer, and to demand HEC officers call hard-hitting industrial action to win the dispute. We support the UCL UCU executive’s decision to host a national networking meeting to discuss the Pensions dispute to follow the UCU Education, Cradle to Grave Conference on 7 February. Proposed by Lesley McGorrigan Seconded by Hau Hing Chau 2. “This branch rejects the current proposals for uss reform. Although it represents an improvement for new scheme members, that is only because the existing scheme is so poor for them compared with longstanding scheme members. For longstanding scheme members, this is a 20% detriment or more. This branch resolves to support a no detriment outcome for longstanding members and an outcome for newer members which offers at least as good a pension as for longstanding scheme members. We collectively therefore reject the divide and rule scheme promoted by the employers.” Proposed by Jeremy Toner Seconded by Colin Hendrie
University and College Union LEEDS UNIVERSITY LOCAL ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF EMERGENCY GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 20th January 2015 1pm, Civil Engineering LT A (1.10) AGENDA 1. Congress delegates. 2. Local rules. 3. USS dispute. 4. Boycott of assessment. 5. Motions from members. 6. AOB If members would like to submit motions under the theme of the current USS dispute these should be received by the administrator, Ailis Ferris-Neely, by 5pm on 16th January for tabling. … Continue reading →
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