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”

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”

Second letter to the VC

Dear Professor Van de Noort, Thank you for your e-mail dated 23rd September 2020, in response to my letter dated 11th September 2020. It is very disappointing that you “neither recognise nor accept your (ie my) interpretation of the University’s position or its conduct, and see no reason to ‘withdraw the S188 notice’.” Indeed, itContinue reading “Second letter to the VC”

An open letter to the VC

Dear Professor Van de Noort, I write this open letter, as a concerned member of staff at the University of Reading (UoR) and as a trade unionist (member of the Reading UCU branch).  Many of my colleagues across the University, and I, are deeply concerned about the process of consultation (under s188 of TULRCA) inContinue reading “An open letter to the VC”

Statement on RUCU Branch Democracy

On Monday 20th July Reading UCU held an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) where a motion entitled ‘A Jobs First approach for Reading UCU’ was debated and passed by members. Both the EGM and the motion sought to determine Reading UCU’s response to the University of Reading’s decision to issue a ‘section 188 letter’ on 16thContinue reading “Statement on RUCU Branch Democracy”