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)!

Keele UCU International Women’s Day 2016 Event

[gview file=”http://www.keeleucu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Poster3.pdf”] Please join us – and invite your colleagues (non-members and non-women are welcome!) – to celebrate and commemorate International Women’s Day 2016 from 12-1pm, Monday 7 March in WM1.02 (Walter Moberly Building). Rhiannon Lockley – West Midlands Women’s Officer – will be speaking about the gender pay gap in addition to providing an update on
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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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