Another unnecessary USS contributions increase (and link to Jo Grady’s talk)

Dear friends and colleagues, This week you will have received a message from HR explaining that as of 1 October, your contributions to USS have increased to 9.6% (note: when we went on strike, our contributions were 8%). The email also stated that this increase means that “the current level of benefits is retained at
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26th February, Keele UCU presents an evening “Commemorating the Miners’ Strike”

Please don’t miss this event to commemorate the Miners’ Strike. Speakers: Professor Roger Seifert – author ‘Struggle without end’ Brenda Proctor – North Staffs Miners’ Wives and National Chair of Women Against Pit Closures Paul Winter – Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign Plus a viewing of the inspirational Anne Marie Sweeney film for the National Women Against
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Annual General Meeting

Keele University and College Union: K-UCU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at 1pm in Room CBA0.060 Election of Officers and Committee Information about local issues and policies Update on the national marking boycott – for more information see http://fairpay.web.ucu.org.uk/instructions-for-the-marking-boycot All members are warmly invited to attend A buffet lunch will be
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Update on SPRE campaign

Many thanks to all who signed the petition, added their comments, emailed Senators, Heads of Schools and Deans and demonstrated their oppostition to the proposed feedback matrix. The proposal in its current form will not go to Council. Instead, the Vice Chancellor has decided to convene a working group to ‘find a way forward’ in
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Join the SPRE campaign

You can find out all about the joint Keele union’s campaign against the plans to introduce alpha-numeric grading into our annual appraisal on our dedicated page Sign the petition to the VC at tinyurl.com/sprepetition Download posters like the one below for your door and window to display your opposition Contact your Senator ahead of their
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Spring newsletter/AGM

You should all have received the Keele UCU Spring newsletter in the post before Easter. Here is a PDF for convenience and circulation. It includes articles on appraisal, academic research leave, USS  and other topical issues. It also announced our Annual General Meeting, at which we will be electing a new committee. If you are interested
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