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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Why we strike

None of us at Keele want to strike – and lose 14 days of pay – but the threat to our future security is so significant, we must. – with thanks to our colleagues in QUB UCU (and their student supporters)!