Open Letter response to VC

Prof R Van de Noort Vice Chancellor University of Reading Whiteknights House Reading RG6 6UR                                                                                                             30th March 2022                                                                                                             London Dear Robert, As a trade unionist (member of UCU’s National Executive Committee as well as the Reading UCU branch), I am writing this open letter to you, to draw your attention to grave concernsContinue reading “Open Letter response to VC”

Letter to Chair of USS Joint Negotiation Committee – February 2022

22-02-2022 London Judith Fish Chair of USS Joint Negotiation Committee Dear Judith,  The Universities Superannuation Scheme stands at an important crossroads today. The Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) is a key element of the governance of the Scheme and you, as JNC chair have a unique fiduciary duty to the Scheme. Given previous discussions of theContinue reading “Letter to Chair of USS Joint Negotiation Committee – February 2022”

Motions for AGM 2021

Motion 1: Support for Liverpool UCU – Cuts to Health and Life Sciences : Proposed by DG Driver seconded by Titus Hilberdink This branch notes: The appalling decision by the University of Liverpool to make Health and Life Science teachers and researchers redundant The detrimental effect this will have on student learning The devastating impactContinue reading “Motions for AGM 2021”

Our 10 Manifesto Commitments

Ensuring full implementation of the collective agreement to move teaching members from grade 6 to grade 7 and acknowledgement of previous work within new contracts Protecting our pensions in coordination with national UCU strategy and solidarity with other branches Committee accountability and transparency; regular minuted branch and committee meetings with a focus on inclusion andContinue reading “Our 10 Manifesto Commitments”

Third letter to the VC

In response to her second open letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Deepa Govindarajan Driver received the following reply: Dear Deepa, Thank you for your letter to me dated 5 October 2020. Your description of the recent consultation process as a “sham” does a disservice to your colleagues on the local UCU branch, your UCU Regional Officer,Continue reading “Third letter to the VC”