1) Brexit & Bristol: What Does Brexit Mean For Bristol UCU Members?
We are meeting tomorrow, 12pm, LT1, 43 Woodland Road, to discuss the outcome of the EU referendum.
At this meeting we will outline the UCU position on Brexit, but will largely spend the meeting discussing member’s concerns to take forward to university management.
We can also use the meeting to discuss what we can productively do as a union and a community to support those who are currently facing uncertainty.
2) Delay the Higher Education Bill!
Please sign this Open Letter to the Vice-Chancellor, asking him to call publicly on the Government to delay the legislative passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill 2016-17, given the uncertainty in the HE sector following the Referendum result:
3) UCU Statement on EU Referendum Result
Members may have already seen UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt’s letter [PDF] and recent UCU statement that ‘EU nationals must not be used as pawns in Brexit negotiations’.
UCU’s Higher Education Committee also passed a very unambiguous motion Friday past:
4) Subs Increase
Please note: from 1st September, national subs will increase by 1.5%.
5) Gender Pay Briefing, Monday 3rd October
UCU are hosting a Gender Pay Briefing on campus early October.
The meeting is intended to share UCU gender pay data (some of the best held by UK trade unions), explain how we can tackle the gender pay gap and explore other related gender pay issues.
UCU has produced a comprehensive briefing Holding down Women’s Pay:
FYI UCU has set-up a specific phone line to capture your experience of gender inequality.
Call 0800 983 0344
6) NUT Strike
Bristol UCU attended the demonstration on College Green yesterday in solidarity with teachers and with UWE UCU who were taking their local day of action.