There may be formatting errors in online versions of minutes because of complex embedded list formatting Friday 19 October 2018, 12pm – 1pmMichael Sadler building LG15 Minutes of EGM 12 June 2018 Item not taken (out of time) 2. Pay and equality dispute Industrial action ballot results – pay and equality – will be out on Monday. We may need to have another emergency general meeting before the next ordinary general meeting 10 December. 3. USS pension dispute update, including motions 1and 2 University of Leeds highlighted as extreme institution in how they responded to USS consultations as far back in 2014. Motion 1 amended to remove “to spine point 49 of the nationally agreed framework salary scale (£56,950 in 2017/18) and to increase each year in line with pay for that spine point” and replace with “in line with inflation.” Motion to submit to UCU higher education special conference on USS now reads: Conference notes that: the Joint Expert Panel report on the USS valuation largely vindicates UCU’s arguments that there is no substantial deficitUniversities UK is currently consulting employers about their response to the reportthere will soon be another round of Joint Negotiating Committee negotiations about potential changes … continue reading
This is formal notice of the ordinary general meetings for UCU members scheduled for this year, including the annual general meeting. There are likely to be additional emergency/extraordinary general meetings called by members/committee/officers. Friday 19 October, 12pm – 1pm The deadline for motions or agenda items for this meeting is 12pm Tuesday 9 October. Monday 10 December, 1pm – 2pm The deadline for motions or agenda items for this meeting is 12pm Tuesday 20 November. Wednesday 13 March, 12pm – 1pm The deadline for motions or agenda items for this meeting is 12pm Tuesday 5 March (If you want the branch to submit a motion to UCU Congress 2019, this would be the latest meeting to propose it to (emergency motionsaside).) Thursday 2 May, 1pm – 2pm The deadline for motions or agenda items for this meeting is 12pm Tuesday 16 April (If you want the branch to propose an amendment to a motion on the UCU congress 2019 agenda, this is the meeting to put that to.) Thursday 16 May, 3.45pm – 5pm, Annual General Meeting The deadline for motions for the AGM will be 12pm Tuesday 30April. The deadline for nominations to elected committee positions will be 3.45 … continue reading
1. Next steps on Statutes, including discussion of academic censure and boycott. Including: 1.1. Motion on the continuance of our dispute with the university (link) 2. Motion: adoption of modified UCU model local rules (link) 3. Motion: donation to UCU University of Manchester branch fighting fund This local association agrees to donate £200 to the UCU University of Manchester who are striking over job cuts. Proposed by the committee 4. Election of UCU congress representatives Please submit nominations to the branch administrator by 24 hours before the start of the meeting. 5. Motions to (1) the Higher Education Special Sector Conference to determine national UCU industrial strategy and (2) the decision-making conference of pre-92 branches to determine a response to proposals in respect to USS. These conferences have been convened by UCU at short notice so we won’t be able to give the usual deadlines for submitting and circulating motions. Please submit motions by 24 hours before the general meeting so that we can print copies; you can submit motions up to the start of the general meeting but you will need to bring sufficient copies for members at the meeting. Two motions have already been submitted by the committee for … continue reading
There central UCU membership system is currently off-line. UCU is moving to a new, easier to use, online membership account system. We’re expecting the new system to be up and running shortly. You can join UCU by phone 0333 207 0719 or by filling in a paper form available from your local UCU rep or the UCU office, 7.51 EC Stoner Building. … continue reading
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