Keele UCU Update on USS Pension

Members may have seen recent updates about the evaluation of the USS pension scheme. Central UCU have promised further updates shortly, but we thought an update would be helpful. Along with other branches and central UCU, Keele UCU believe that neither the USS 2020 valuation nor the governance of USS are fit for purpose. Echoing other branches who have raised these points, we also believe that the behaviour of the Pensions Regulator contradicts its remit…

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Did they even read it? Keele UCU demand meaningful response to staff concerns of OneKeele

Keele UCU’s response to the OneKeele Design Group.

We are writing in response to your communication regarding our consultation of members on OneKeele. Keele UCU is deeply disappointed with this response, which many colleagues have already denounced as wholly inadequate.

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UCU Consultation: OneKeele – The “Response”

Last week Keele UCU asked its members for comments and views on the communication, handling and impacts of OneKeele. We summarised the main themes and concerns emerging from members’ comments and provide a summary the senior management at Keele University.

Here is their “response”…

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UCU Consultation: OneKeele

Keele UCU asked its members for comments and views on the communication, handling and impacts of OneKeele. We have drawn on and summarised the main themes and concerns emerging from members’ comments and provide a summary here. This document includes extensive qualitative data gathered from UCU members.

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Senate Papers and Threats to Close Programmes

As some of you might be aware, last week Senate members were provided with two papers for consideration related to the future of Music programmes at Keele. The first was a proposal for Senate to formally approve the withdrawal of all Music programmes at Keele, the second was a proposal to explore how Music provision would be continued on campus after the Music degrees were withdrawn.

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Keele UCU urges the University to stop the delivery of in-situ teaching

Today we have written to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Council the following letter. We have done so aligning with the national UCU position, and in light of Independent SAGE recommendations to Universities (28th September) and of the latest developments relating to the pandemic both in HE and across the country as a whole.

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