Upcoming meetings re: VS & financial plans, social event

Dear friends and colleagues; In the past few weeks we’ve been busy with weekly meetings with Senior Management, analysing financial information, challenging many of the numbers and information being relayed by management, and supporting members who are being called into meetings about VS. The University has provided us with some limited financial information, and as
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Keele UCU Response to UUK Document – Five Key Questions: USS Pensions

On 16th February Rachel Adams, Keele’s Director of HR, circulated a UUK document, ‘Five Key Questions: USS Pensions‘. Here is the Keele UCU response to UUK’s five questions and answers: ‘Question 1. Are the funding challenges to USS being overstated?’ The deficit is the product of three unnecessary decisions: The use of a discount rate based on
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Keele UCU Statement in Response to VC

Keele UCU welcomes the VC’s statement acknowledging the urgent need to re-engage with negotiations on proposed changes to the pension scheme (University Superannuation Scheme; USS). These proposed changes will substantially alter the nature of academic employment and, as a result, fundamentally undermine standards in UK higher education. However, it is important to be clear that Universities UK
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